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PRONOUNCED: BEE-ler (German)
OTHER FORMS: Biehler
CONTRIBUTOR: anonymous on 1/17/2016
Meaning & History
Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the many places in eastern Europe whose name incorporates the Slavic element byel-
German: occupational name for someone who used or made hatchets; a variant of Biehl
, with the addition of the agent suffix -er. Also a habitational name for someone from Bielen in Thuringia. Lastly, an altered spelling of Biehler
(a variant of Buehler
), or a habitational name from any of places mentioned at Biehle.