Fälchle Faelchle Felchle Filchel Фельхле surname variants
Fälchle is the way the name was first spelled in Germany.
Faelchle is the phonetic spelling when you don’t use the umlaut. This is what modern computers often convert Fälchle into. The Faelchle variation is used by the first family member to come to the USA from Germany, just prior to the US Civil War.
Felchle is a more common variation outside of Germany.
Filchel is a spelling variation that occured in Argentina.
Фельхле is the Cyrillic version of the surname
From a FaceBook conversation with a cousin in Germany;
“Hi Ted. The meaning… I am not sure, but one guy told me this is a small fish. Felch (Bodenseefelch – http://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodenseefelchen) is something like Trout. Small because of ‘le at the end (The same thing like in Nestle – the little bird nest). The version of this meaning is supportes by the living place of this fish – Lake Constance, lake in Baden Wuertemberg. The origin place of family Felchle… Small, little fish. no more no less.”