Oyler Family History
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Oyler Name Meaning
English: occupational name for an extractor or seller of oil, from a metathesized form of Anglo-Norman French olier (from oile ‘oil’, Latin oleum ‘(olive) oil’; compare Oliva). In northern England linseed oil obtained from locally grown flax was more common than olive oil. English: from the Continental Germanic personal name Odilard, Oilard, introduced by the Normans. Americanized spelling of German Euler or of Swabian Äuler, a topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow, Äule, a diminutive of Au.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press