Last name: BILL

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BILL : This last name is indexed 81,839 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BILL : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Bille or Bile either a pet form of the female names Amabil and Sybil or a survival of Old English Bil or Old Norse Bildr.2: English: nickname from Middle English (Old English) bile ‘bill beak (of a bird)’ perhaps used contemptuously of a person's nose or mouth. It may also be an occupational name from Middle English (Old English) bil(l) ‘bill(hook) pruning hook halberd’ given perhaps to a user or maker of pruning hooks and similar implements. See Biller 5.3: English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a promontory or headland from Middle English bile bille ‘beak’ (from Old English bile).4: German: from an ancient Germanic personal name either a short form of compound names such as Billard.5: Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Bill (altered short form of William) as a surname.

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