Ohler Family History
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Ohler Name Meaning
(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’). (in some western parts of Germany) occupational name for a potter, Middle High German ollære, from Latin ollarius ‘potter’, from olla ‘pot’. (Öhler): patronymic from a short form of a personal name formed with Old Saxon od ‘possession’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press