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OTHER FORMS: Quille, Cuill, Coll, Coill,
CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 1/17/2016
Meaning & History
Quill or Quille
is an anglicised version of the Irish surnames Ó Cuill
, and O'Coill
, all of which mean wood, forest or shrub Hazel Tree. The Coill clan are believed to be a bardic family from Munster, particularly Kerry and Cork. The Irish surname has also been Anglicised as Woods