Zill Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for someone who piloted a river barge, from Middle High German zülle, zulle, zille ‘river barge’. from the personal name Cyliak (a variant of Cyriak; see Zilch) or of the female personal name Cäcilie (German form of Cecilia).

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


Similar surnames: Dill, Gill, Hill, Mill, Bill, Will, Nill, Zoll, Till, Lill

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Zill Family Origin

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Zill Family Occupations

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  • Charwoman

    50%
  • Merchant

    50%

In 1881, the most common Zill occupation in the UK was Charwoman. 50% of Zill's were Charwomans. Charwoman and Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Zill.

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Zill Historical Records

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Zill Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, Zill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Zill in 1954 was 38, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zill

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