Dillon Family History
Dillon Name Meaning
English Irish and French: from the Norman French personal name Dillon arising from the ancient Germanic Dillo (of uncertain origin perhaps a byname from the root dil- ‘destroy’). English: habitational name from Dilwyn in Herefordshire recorded in 1138 as Dilun probably from Old English dīglum dative plural of dīgle ‘settlement at the shady or secret places’. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duilleáin ‘descendant of Duilleán’ a personal name a variant of Dallán meaning ‘little blind one’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): probably an artificial name from the Biblical placename Dilon (Joshua 138). Altered form of French Delon .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press