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Origin and Meaning of Spiller

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Spill"er
  1. One who, or that which, spills.
  2. A kind of fishing line with many hooks; a boulter.
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  1. A long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)
  2. An attacker who sheds or spills blood ("a great hunter and spiller of blood")

From spill +‎ -er.

  1. One who spills.
  2. (law) A party who is liable for spillage, particularly of oil or waste, in a body of water.
  3. A square chamber that serves as the section of an industrial fishing net from which captured fish can easily be moved to a fishing boat.

spiller was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Norwegian Bokmål, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Spiller

C. J. Spiller is a football player for the New Orleans Saints. He has had major accomplishments since 2010. C. was born on August 5th, 1987 in Lake Butler, Union County, Florida. C. is also known as Spiller, Clifford, and Jr..


Danny Spiller is a soccer player for the Herne Bay F.C., Gillingham F.C., Longford Town F.C., Millwall F.C., Wycombe Wanderers F.C., Welling United F.C., Dagenham & Redbridge F.C., and Luton Town F.C. Danny was born on October 10th, 1981 in Maidstone, England.


Michael Spiller is a cinematographer and television director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Michael was born on August 1st, 1961 in New Jersey, U.S.


Letícia Spiller is an actor and actress. Letícia was given the name Letícia Pena Spiller on June 19th, 1973 in Rio de Janeiro.



Bill was born on October 25th, 1913. He passed away in 1988.


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Popularity of Spiller as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Spiller U.S.
  White 66.65% 64.26%
  African American 27.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.42% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Spiller

People with the last name Spiller are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Spiller

  • How Popular is the name Spiller? As a last name Spiller was the 6,304th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Spiller first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Spiller is Thursday, August 14th, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Spiller? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Spiller. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Spiller: Your name in reverse order is Rellips. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sillpre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Spiller? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,418 people with the last name Spiller.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Spiller? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Spiller as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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