Last name origins & meanings:
- 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
- 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,
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