Last name: DILLON

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DILLON : This last name is indexed 208,784 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DILLON : 1: English Irish and French: from the Norman French personal name Dillon arising from the ancient Germanic Dillo (of uncertain origin perhaps a byname from the root dil- ‘destroy’).2: English: habitational name from Dilwyn in Herefordshire recorded in 1138 as Dilun probably from Old English dīglum dative plural of dīgle ‘settlement at the shady or secret places’.3: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duilleáin ‘descendant of Duilleán’ a personal name a variant of Dallán meaning ‘little blind one’.4: Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): probably an artificial name from the Biblical placename Dilon (Joshua 15:38).5: Altered form of French Delon.

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