Type Surname (from nickname)
Other Forms FormsIuel, Juhl, Juul, Jul
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Alternate form of JUHL. This variant of the name can be traced back to the 14th century and is the name of a Danish noble family sometimes referred to as "Juel med stjernen" meaning "Juel with the star" in reference to their coat-of-arms, as a way to distinguish them from another Danish noble family - the JUUL-family - who in turn are known as "Juul with the fleur-de-lis". Notable people with the surname include Niels Juel (1629-1697) who was a Danish-Norwegian admiral and naval hero.