Reil Family History
Reil Name Meaning
German: from a Germanic personal name composed with rag- ‘advice’, ‘counsel’, rah(ha) ‘revenge’, or ric ‘power(ful)’. South German: nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German ru ‘rough’, derived from a base form reule ‘coarse-haired (person)’. Compare German rauh. habitational name from a place in Rhineland called Reil.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press