The name GREIL #austria-czech #names

Ellen Barnett Cleary

One of my family names is GREIL.  Solomon GREIL was born in 1811 in Schossenreith, Bohemia.

I am curious about the name, GREIL.  I'd appreciate anything any of you can tell me about this name.
Ellen Barnett Cleary
San Francisco CA


Greil is a shortened derivative form of the german surname Graül that came to be Greil in yidish. Its meaning is gray, greyish.
This surname either depicts the hair or the eyes of the person who first used this surname or it refers to s somber person.
All the best always
Alejandro T. Rubinstein