My Mother`s father`s surname was Kyle. The family came to America from Ireland, but my Mother told me they were originally from Belarus, or White Russia, and that they had to flee the Czar. Since she died I learned that she knew that her fathers family had been Jewish in Russia. I am now trying to find out more about the surname Kiel, which is the same in pronouncing as Kyle. They may also have used the spelling Kile.I understand that Kiel or Kile ( Kyle also ?), are Yiddish/Hebrew in origin,and that they mean " Crowned with Laural/Myrtle"
Anyone else with these variations in surname ? The family apparently came out of Russia in about 1790, to Ireland.
Thanks, Glenn Hill
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