Type Surname (from nickname)
Other Forms FormsJuel, Juhl, Jul
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Meaning & History
Alternate form of Juhl. This variant of the name can be traced back to the 13th century as the name of a Danish noble family still alive today. The family is sometimes referred to as "Juul med liljen" meaning "Juul with the fleur-de-lis" in reference to their coat-of-arms, as a way to distinguish them from another Danish noble family - the Juel-family - who in turn are known as "Juel with the star". Notable people with this surname include Esger Juul, archbishop of Lund from 1310-1325 C.E., and the character Kasper Juul played by Pilou Asbæk in the Danish TV series Borgen.