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Dill Family History

Dill Name Meaning
German: metonymic occupational name for a sawyer, from Middle High German dill(e) ‘(floor)board’.English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of dill, an aromatic culinary and medicinal herb, Old English dile, dyle.English: nickname from Middle English dell, dill, dull ‘dull’, ‘foolish’.English: from an Old English personal name Dylli or Dylla.Possibly a reduced form of Scottish McDill. WN.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

624,226 Historical Documents with Dill on Ancestry.com
110,903 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
22,442 Military Records
7,071 Immigration Records
86,398 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Dill Families

  • Number of Dill families
     145 - 288
     49 - 144
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dill families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dill families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dill Family Origin

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Dill Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Dill

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Dill Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Dill Civil War Service Records

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