Quill Name Meaning

Irish, Scottish, and Manx: reduced 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 as Woods.

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


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

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Quill Family Origin

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Quill Family Occupations

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  • Brick Lab

    5%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Shoemaker

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Quill family was Shoemaker. Brick Lab, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quill. The most common Quill occupation in the UK was Brick Lab. 5% of Quill's were Brick Labs.

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Quill Historical Records

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Quill Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quill

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