Zahl Family History
Zahl Name Meaning
German: nickname or topographic name from a shortened form of Middle High German zagel ‘tail’ which also denoted a narrow piece of land or from a shortened form of a compound name formed with this element as for example Hasenzahl (‘hare's tail’). This surname is also found in Norway. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Tsal a pet form of the Biblical name Betzalel. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Zahl ‘number’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022