Last name: HILL

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HILL : This last name is indexed 2,202,157 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HILL : 1: English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill from Middle English hill hell hull ‘hill’ (Old English hyll). Compare Hiller. This surname is also very common among African Americans.2: English: possibly in some cases from the personal name Hille a pet form of some name such as Hilger or Hillary.3: German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names male and female containing ancient Germanic hild ‘battle’ as the first element.4: Americanized form (translation into English) of Finnish Mäki ‘hill’ or of any of various other names formed with this element (see Maki).5: Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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