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Type Surname (from occupation & from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. EKS-lin(Swiss German)  [key]
Other Forms FormsÖchslein, Axline, Exline

Meaning & History

South German (also Öchslein): from Middle High German ohse ‘ox’ + the diminutive suffix -lin. An occupational name for someone who tended cattle, or for a cattle dealer; or a nickname for a farmer who used oxen for plowing, or for someone perceived to resemble an ox.
Added 3/29/2024 by amanh