Keeler Family History
Keeler Name Meaning
English (mainly Kent): probably an occupational name from Middle English keler ‘keelman bargeman’ an agent derivative of Middle English kele ‘flat-bottomed ship barge lighter’ (from Middle Dutch kiel). The sense would seem to be ‘crewman of a keel’ rather than ‘shipwright’. Americanized form of German Kühler from a variant of an old personal name (see Keeling ) or a variant of Kuhl .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022