Origin of the Name Sills
The ancient history of the name Sills
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Variants of Sills include Silson and Sill. This surname is taken from a baptismal name meaning 'the son of Cecil', a name of great antiquity. This name is of English descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in the above country. Examples of such are a Johannes Cyllson, who was recorded in the 'Poll Tax', of the West Riding of Yorkshire, in the year 1379 and a Samuel Sills and Elizabeth Sharp who were married in Saint Georges Chapel, Mayfair in the year 1746.
Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired land by either force or gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. It was by creating, maintaining and updating these reference books that they were able to maintain their authority and enforce laws.
In Ireland the name is found in small numbers in Dublin and in Ulster having been introduced there from England centuries ago.
The Sills coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Sills descendants.