Smyrl Family History
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Smyrl Name Meaning
Probably a Slavic or Americanized form of German Schmirl: from Middle High German smerl ‘gudgeon’ (a small freshwater fish), hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or a seller of these fish. The gudgeon was considered gullible, so it may be a nickname for a gullible person. metonymic occupational name for a falconer, from Middle High German smire ‘falcon’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press