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The Dill name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Dill is derived from the baptismal name meaning the son of Dilk. The surname was originally of Dutch origin and was brought into England during the Norman Conquest of 1066. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

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The surname Dill was first found in Warwickshire. "Maxstoke Castle is the property of Capt. Thomas Dilke, R.N., a descendant of Sir Thomas Dilke, who purchased it in the 41st of Elizabeth from Sir Thomas Egerton, keeper of the great seal: the buildings occupy an irregular quadrilateral area, inclosed by an embattled wall, and defended at the angles by octagonal towers, and are in a fine state of preservation." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dill were recorded, including Dilke, Dilkes, Dilks, Dilley, Dill, Dillow and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dill research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Dill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dill family emigrate to North America:

Dill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rachell Dill, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Lawrence Dill settled in Summers Island in 1673

Dill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Annanias Dill, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Wilhelm Dill, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Johan Michael Dill, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Adam Dill, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • John Michael Dill, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740
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Dill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Dill, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Henry Dill, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Baltzer Dill, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • John Dill, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • John, Dill Jr., who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
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  • James Dill (1772-1838), American politician, Member of Indiana Territorial House of Representatives, 1811-13; Delegate to Indiana State Constitutional Convention, 1816
  • David K. Dill (1955-2015), American politician, Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (2003-2015)
  • Cynthia Dill (b. 1965), American lawyer and Maine politician
  • Max M. Dill (1876-1949), American silent film actor
  • Scott Dill (b. 1966), former American NFL offensive tackle
  • Terrance Darby Dill (b. 1939), American professional golfer
  • Lesley Dill (b. 1950), American contemporary artist
  • Craig Dill, American basketball player
  • Robert Edward Dill (1920-1991), American professional ice hockey player
  • Clarence Cleveland Dill (1884-1978), American politician from the state of Washington
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  • Some Descendants and Kinsmen of William Dill, Sr., a Delaware Colonist by Harry F. Dill.
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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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