Ahl Family History
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Ahl Name Meaning
German: from a pet form of the personal name Albrecht (see Albert). German: from Aal ‘eel’, Middle High German al; generally the application would have been to an eel fisher, but in some cases it may also be a nickname for a ‘slippery’ person. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a cobbler, from Middle High German ale ‘awl’, German Ahle. Swedish: from al ‘alder’, applied either as a topographic or an ornamental name. The -h- in the surname is purely ornamental and does not occur in the vocabulary word.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press