Quill Family History

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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

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 UK named Quill. 45% of Quill men worked as a General Labourer

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Coal Merchant

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Quill Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Quill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quill census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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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Draft Card

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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Quill Life Expectancy

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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