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Quill Family History

Quill Name Meaning

Irish Scottish and Manx: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuill ‘descendant of Coll’ or of Mac Cuill ‘son of Coll’ a personal name probably based on coll ‘hazel tree’. In Ireland this is the name of a Munster family and is sometimes translated into English as Woods .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Guill, Neill, Gill, Quirk, Quinn, Mill, Brill, Will, Rill, Nill

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Where is the Quill family from?

You can see how Quill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Quill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Quill families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 48 Quill families living in London. This was about 42% of all the recorded Quill's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Quill families in 1891.
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What did your Quill ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Quill. 45% of Quill men worked as a General Labourer and 100% of Quill women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Coal Merchant

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Quill. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Quill. For the veterans among your Quill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Quill lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Quill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Quill in 1944 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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