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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German, Jewish
Pronounced Pron. BEE-ler(German)  [key]
Other Forms FormsBiehler

Meaning & History

Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the many places in eastern Europe whose name incorporates the Slavic element byel- ‘white’.
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.
Added 1/17/2016 by anonymous
Edited 1/17/2016 by LMS