Zill Family History
Zill Name Meaning
metonymic occupational name for someone who piloted a river barge, from Middle High German zülle, zulle, zille ‘river barge’. from the personal name Cyliak (a variant of Cyriak; see Zilch) or of the female personal name Cäcilie (German form of Cecilia).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press