Bechtel Family History
Bechtel Name Meaning
South German: from a pet form of the personal name Becht . In North America the surname Bechtel may also be an altered form of the very rare South German variant Bächtel or perhaps of some other similar (like-sounding) surname such as Bechtold . Compare Bachtel Bachtell Beagle Bechdel Bechtell Bechtle Bechtol Becktel Beghtel Behel Beightol Peightal Petell Pethel and Pethtel .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press