Family name origins & meanings
- German (Billmann) : variant of Bellmann see Bellman 2, or a name denoting a dweller by the Bille river near Hamburg.
- Perhaps a respelling of Swiss German Bielmann, a variant of Biehler, itself a variant of Buehler.
- English (East Anglia) : possibly an occupational name for someone who made or used billhooks. Compare Biller.