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Hill Family History

Hill Name Meaning
English and Scottish: extremely common and widely distributed topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, Middle English hill (Old English hyll).English: from the medieval personal name Hill, a short form of Hilary (see Hillary) or of a Germanic (male or female) compound name with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing Germanic hild as the first element.Jewish (American): Anglicized form of various Jewish names of similar sound or meaning.English translation of Finnish Mäki (‘hill’), or of any of various other names formed with this element, such as Mäkinen, Heinämaki, Kivimäki.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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4,345,247 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
499,711 Military Records
330,808 Immigration Records
3,069,216 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Hill Families

  • Number of Hill families
     1,814 - 3,625
     605 - 1,813
     1 - 604
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hill families
     5,073 - 10,144
     1,692 - 5,072
     1 - 1,691
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hill families
     862 - 1,722
     288 - 861
     1 - 287
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hill Family Origin

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Hill Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hill

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Hill Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Hill Civil War Service Records

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10,629
Confederate
4,558
Union
6,071

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