Strahl Family History
Strahl Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German strale ‘flash of lightning’, ‘strip of land’; it may have been a nickname from the first sense, but appears more generally to have derived from the second sense, as a topographic name or from a field name. German (Strähl): metonymic occupational name for a comb maker, from Middle High German stæl ‘comb’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish shtral or German Strahl ‘ray of light’, ‘sunbeam’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press