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Dillon Name Meaning

English and French: from the Germanic personal name Dillo (of uncertain origin, perhaps a byname from the root dil ‘destroy’), introduced to Britain from France by the Normans. English: habitational name from Dilwyn near Hereford, recorded in 1138 as Dilun, probably from Old English diglum, dative plural of digle ‘recess’, ‘retreat’, i.e. ‘at the shady or secret places’. Irish (of Norman origin): altered form of de Leon (see Lyon). Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duilleáin ‘descendant of Duilleán’, a personal name, a variant of Dallán meaning ‘little blind one’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin; either an ornamental name from the Biblical place name Dilon (Joshua 15:38), or an altered form of Sephardic de León (see Lyon).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Dillon Family Origin

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Dillon Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dillon. 17% of Dillon men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Dillon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dillon were Carpenter joiner and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Carpenter joiner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means

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Dillon Historical Records

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Dillon Life Expectancy

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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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