Dill Family History
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