Meaning and Origin of: Ohler

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : (also Öhler) occupational name for an extractor or seller of culinary oil (typically from olives) or for a soap maker, from Middle High German öler, an agent derivative of öl, ol ‘oil’ (from Latin oleum ‘(olive) oil’).
  • German : (in some western parts of Germany) occupational name for a potter, Middle High German ollære, from Latin ollarius ‘potter’, from olla ‘pot’.
  • German : patronymic from a short form of a personal name formed with Old Saxon ōd ‘possession’.