Pichler Family History
Pichler Name Meaning
South German (Bavaria Austrian Tyrol): topographic name from pichl pühl ‘hill’; in Tyrol it tends to be a habitational name for someone from a farm named with this word. It is also found in Hungary Czechia Slovakia Croatia and Slovenia (compare 3 below). North German: nickname for a drinker from an agent derivative of Low German (Westphalia) picheln ‘to drink’. Germanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Pihler and also of Slovenian Pihlar surnames of German origin (see 1 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press