Averill Family History
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Averill Name Meaning
Reaney and Wilson cite 13th- and 14th-century examples such as Richard Averil, which they associate with the name of the month (see April; the Old French word Avrill was taken into Middle English as Averil before being altered under Latin influence to April). As a North American surname, it may be a habitational name from Haverhill in Suffolk, which is probably named from Old English hafri ‘oats’ + hyll ‘hill’. The traditional English pronunciation of this place name was Have-rill. Compare Avery.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Brill, Grill, Antill, Abril, Overly, Haverly, Overall, Avila, Avril