Kil Name Meaning

Korean: There is one Chinese character for the Kil surname. In the 1930 census, there was a significantly larger number of Kils living in Korea; it was the 62nd most common name in Korea. In a census taken after the Korean War, however, it had dropped to 72nd. The postwar census includes only South Korea, so it can be assumed that a relatively large number of Kils live in North Korea. There is only one Kil clan, Haep’yong. The origins of the surname are uncertain; it is believed to have originated in China. The surname Kil appears in Shilla period records, and so it is known to be old and well established. Jewish (Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from Yiddish kil ‘cool’.

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

Similar surnames: Kim, Kiel, Kill, Ki, Kile, Qi, Kin, Keil, Xin, Kalb

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Kil Family Occupations

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In 1939, Labourer Heavy Work was the top reported job for people in the UK named Kil.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Labourer Heavy Work

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Between 1970 and 2003, in the United States, Kil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kil in 1970 was 76, and 69 in 2003.

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