Last name origins & meanings:
- German: from a short form of a personal name beginning with
Ohl-, such as Ohlerich (a variant of Ulrich), or
Ohlbrecht (a compound of Odal- (from od-
‘prosperity’, ‘riches’) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’).
German: habitational name from places in Westphalia and the Rhineland
named Ohl, or a topographic name from Middle Low German ōl
‘meadowland surrounded by water’.
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