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

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Going To School

    5%
  • Seaman

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dill family was Seaman. Farmer, Carpenter and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dill. The most common Dill occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Dill's were Farmers.

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Dill Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dill

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