Aul Family History
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Aul Name Meaning
variant of the North German personal name Ohl, a short form of Aul(e)rich, modern Ulrich. altered spelling of the northwestern German byname Ahl, which may be from a word meaning ‘eel’ (modern German Ahl) or from one denoting the shoemaker’s awl (see Ahl). variant spelling of Auel, a metonymic occupational name for a potter, from Middle High German ûle ‘pot’ (related to Latin olla).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press