Re: Are Piehl and Piel the same name?
My family of Piehls has it spelled both ways.
Piehl appears to be the correct spelling for my family from Mecklenburg, Prussia.But Piel seems to show up on documents where someone was recording the name.
I did a lot of research on the Piehls of Milwaukee, WI.
I have traced them back, (and visited), the homeland in Steur, Mecklenburg, Prussia.