Bill Name Meaning

English and German: from a Germanic personal name, either a short form of compound names such as Billard, or else a byname Bill(a), from Old English bil ‘sword’, ‘halberd’ (or a Continental cognate). (Bill as a short form of William was not used until the 17th century.) English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of pruning hooks and similar implements, from Middle English bill, from Old English bil ‘sword’, with the meaning shifted to a more peaceful agricultural application (see Biller 5).

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


Similar surnames: Ball, Hill, Bell, Gill, Will, Dill, Brill, Mill, Zill, Pill

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Bill Family Origin

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Bill Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Servant

    9%
  • Attends School

    5%
  • Brick Maker

    5%

In 1881, the most common Bill occupation in Canada was Farmer. 39% of Bill's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Attends School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bill. A less common occupation for the Bill family was Brick Maker.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Bill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bill in 1943 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bill

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