Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsBruhl, Bruehl, Brohl, Brull, Brüll, Briel, Brill, Debruhl, Brüel, Bruel, Bril
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Meaning & History
Topographic name for someone who lived by a swampy area, derived from Middle High German brüel and Middle Low German brul meaning "swampy land with brushwood". It may also be a habitational name from various places named Brühl in Germany.