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 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dill. 56% of Dill men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Dill women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dill were Carpenter and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    56%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Housewife
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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 Canada, 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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