The surname Hill is of English origin.It may be described as a landscape name,as in England it originally meant ‘dweller by or on the hill’;from the Old English hyll.Less commonly it derives from the personal name Hille,a pet form of Hilary or Hilger.There is little reoson to explian the regularity of this name in the English speaking world.As every village required its smith,thus making Smith one of the most common names in America,so almost every district had its rising ground called ‘the hill’,the resident thereon taking his surname from it.It is no doubt the easiest topographical surname to recognize.The name may also be derived from the Germanic ‘hild’,battle,strife.People of Jewish descent have also adopted the name as an anglicization of various like sounding Hebrew names.In Ireland many O’Boyles have anglicised their names to Hill.The name dates as far back as the twelfth century were a Rogerus filius Hille is recorded in historical archives.The name was brought to America by English immigrants.One of the first forefa… Coat of arms: Azure,on a chevron be…
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