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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of thirteen farmsteads name Kile, from Old Norse kíll ‘wedge’, by extension ‘narrow bay’, ‘inlet’.
  • Topographic name of Dutch origin denoting someone who lived close by a salt-water creek or area of sheltered water, kil.
  • Respelling of German Keil.

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