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


Similar surnames: Gill, Will, Hild, Bill, Hell, Mill, Hils, Hall, Dill, Hilt

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Hill Family Origin

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Hill Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hill. A less common occupation for the Hill family was Coal Miner. The most common Hill occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Hill's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Hill Historical Records

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Hill Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Hill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hill in 1940 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hill

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