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Origins of the Quill surname

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About the Quills

We have a total number of 4064 records for people with the last name Quill.

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Where do most Quills live?

In 1921, most Quills lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Quills

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,180 records for the Quill surname. The oldest one dates back to 1811.

Who were Quills most likely to marry?

Sullivans

&

Murphys

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Quills.

What are the most common Quill first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Quill family members

Common jobs for Quills

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Quills in 1921
Dressmaker

15

Charwoman

6

House Servant

6

Dress Maker

5

Laundress

5

Common Male occupations for Quills in 1921
Bricklayer

11

General Labourer

11

Plasterer

10

Shoemaker

8

Bricklayers Labourer

6

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