Family name origins & meanings
- German : southern form of Buehler.
- German : possibly from Middle High German bil(le) ‘sculpture’ (from billen‘to cut stone’), hence an occupational name for a stonemason or sculptor.
- German : possibly a variant of Büller, a nickname from Middle High German büllen ‘to bark’, ‘bawl’.
- Danish : altered form of German Buehler.
- English : occupational name for a maker of billhooks or pruning forks (bills), from Middle English billere. Compare Billman.