Oyler Family History
Oyler Name Meaning
English (Kent): occupational name for an extractor or seller of oil from Old French olier huilier (from Latin oleum ‘(olive) oil’) ‘maker or seller of oil’ (i.e. vegetable oil for lighting or cooking). In northern England linseed oil obtained from locally grown flax was more common than olive oil. English: possibly a variant of Ollier itself a variant of Hollier or derived from the Old French personal name Oillard (ancient Germanic Odilard Oilard from othil- ‘land possession’ + hard- ‘hard brave’). Americanized form of German Euler . Compare Oiler .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press