Last name origins & meanings:
- Dutch and German: possibly from a short form of the personal
name Amelis, Amilius, a Latinization of a Germanic
compound name with initial Amal- ‘bravery’, ‘vigor’; or of the
Roman family name Aemilius.
- German: habitational name
from a place called Mehle near Elze in Lower Saxony.
- Slovenian: unexplained; possibly an adoption of the German
name. In Slovenia this name is found mainly in the capital,
- Norwegian (Mæ(h)le): habitational name
from any of numerous farmsteads in western Norway named Mele, from
meli, the dative case of Old Norse melr ‘sandbank’,
‘gravel bank’. (Compare Mahle 2.)
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