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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 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hilton, Bilton, Hillen, Millan, Dilley, Kilton, Dillen, Tilton, Delon

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You can see how Dillon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dillon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dillon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 415 Dillon families living in Ontario. This was about 65% of all the recorded Dillon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dillon families in 1911.
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What did your Dillon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Dillon. 39% of Dillon men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Dillon women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dillon were Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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What is the average Dillon lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dillon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dillon in 1941 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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