Quill (surname)

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Quill or Quille is an anglicised version of the Irish surname " Ó Cuill" Coll, Coill, and O'Coill (Ó 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. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Eric Quill, soccer player
  • Jeffrey Quill (1913–1996), British aviator and author
  • Mike Quill, one of the founders of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), a subway workers union