Feil Family History
Feil Name Meaning
from Middle High German viol ‘violet’, presumably applied as a nickname; this surname occurs mostly in southern Germany. metonymic occupational name for a filemaker, from Middle High German vile ‘file’. metonymic occupational name for an arrowsmith, a variant of Pfeil, with the initial consonant cluster reduced to ‘f’ as is common in northern pronunciation Pfeil.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press