Peil Family History
Peil Name Meaning
Dutch: metonymic occupational name from Middle Dutch pegel peil a mark used in measuring liquids or a measure of the strength of beer. Dutch: variant of Peel . Americanized form of Dutch Pijl; metonymic occupational name for a maker of arrows or an archer from pijl ‘arrow’. German: variant of Pfeil and in North America (also) an altered form of this. German: from a short form (Bilo) of an ancient Germanic personal name related to Old Saxon bīl ‘sword’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022