Keil Family History
Keil Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German kīl ‘wedge wooden peg’ hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such pegs or for a wood chopper. Alternatively it may be nickname for an uncouth or misshapen person (compare Keidel ) or a topographic name for someone who lived on or near a wedge-shaped plot of land. Compare Cail Cale and Kile . Scottish: possibly a habitational name from a place called Keil or Keill in Scotland. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Keil ‘wedge wooden peg’ either an occupational or an artificial name; compare 1 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022