Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire called
Astle, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + hyll
‘hill’. There may also have been some confusion with Asthall
- German: variant of Ast(e)l,
probably a nickname for a crude person, from Middle High German
ast ‘branch’, ‘bough’, ‘knot’.
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