Feil Family History
Feil Name Meaning
German:: from Middle High German vīol ‘violet’ presumably applied as a nickname; this surname occurs mostly in southern Germany. metonymic occupational name for a filemaker from Middle High German vīle ‘file’. metonymic occupational name for an arrowsmith a variant of Pfeil with the initial consonant cluster shortened to ‘f’ as is common in northern pronunciation.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022