Peil Family History
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Peil Name Meaning
Dutch: metonymic occupational name from Middle Dutch pegel, peil, a mark used in measuring liquids or a measure of the strength of beer. Dutch: variant of the habitational name Peel 2. American spelling of Dutch Pijl, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of arrows or an archer, from pijl ‘arrow’. German: variant of Pfeil, or an Americanized spelling of the same name. German: from a short form (Bilo) of a Germanic personal name related to Old Saxon bil ‘sword’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press