Dill Family History

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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.

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

Similar surnames: Doll, Gill, Bill, Hill, Mill, Will, Dell, Zill, Nill, Pill

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Dill Family Origin

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Dill Family Occupations

What did your Dill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Dill's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dill. A less common occupation for the Dill family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Dill Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Dill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dill census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Dill. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Dill. For the veterans among your Dill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dill Life Expectancy

What is the average Dill lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dill in 1944 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dill ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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