Hill Family History & Genealogy

267,120 biographies and 267 photos with the Hill last name. Discover the family history, nationality, origin and common names of Hill family members.

Hill Last Name History & Origin

Updated Jun 05, 2022


We don't have any information on the history of the Hill name. Have information to share?

Name Origin

We don't have any information on the origins of the Hill name. Have information to share?

Spellings & Pronunciations

We don't have any alternate spellings or pronunciation information on the Hill name. Have information to share?

Nationality & Ethnicity

We don't have any information on the nationality / ethnicity of the Hill name. Have information to share?

Famous People named Hill

Are there famous people from the Hill family? Share their story.

Early Hills

These are the earliest records we have of the Hill family.


Hill Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Hill family member is 69.3 years old according to our database of 170,393 people with the last name Hill that have a birth and death date listed.


Other Hill Records


Share memories about your Hill family

Leave comments and ask questions related to the Hill family.

Bev Gillihan commented on Nov 01, 2005
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS THANKS TO Kaye Powell. [contact link] WITHOUT HER RESEARCH I COULD NOT HAVE MADE THIS CONNECTION. THE QUOTES AND RESEARCH ARE ENTIRELY HERS, NOT MINE. 1. John (of Dorchester) HILL Birth: abt 1602 in Chard, Somersetshire, England Death: 31 Ma 1664 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co, MA SOURCE: See [external link] Marriage: Frances (TILESTON)TILDEN b: abt 1608 in Chard, Somerset, England 2. Samuel HILL Birth: 1638 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co, MA Bay Colony Death: 12 Jan 1708 in Dorchester Vlg, Suffolk Co, MA Bay Colony Marriage: Martha HANSFORD b: abt 1646 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA Colony Married: 1667 in Dorchester Vlg, MA Bay Colony 3. John 1 HILL Birth: 20 Dec 1669 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co, MA Marriage 1 Mary UNKNOWN b: abt 1673 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI 4. John 2 HILL Birth: 3 Oct 1699 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI Death: aft 1768 in probably Dutchess or Orange Co, NY Emigrated from Westerly RI via Stonington CT to Beekman Patent, Dutchess Co, NY Children's names, birthdates and places from: Settlers of the Beekman Patent Dutchess County, New York Volume VI by Frank J. Doherty 1800 U.S. Federal Census > New York > Dutchess > Phillips Roll: M32_21 Image: 78 Page: 77 Samuel DENNY Jonathan HILL 11.2.|..1..|.. William HANNING Benjamin HILL 11.2.|3.11.|.. Charles HILL 4111.|1..1.|.. Minfur? GILLET (down, same page) Patrick FANNING? David HILL 3..1.|2.1..|.. John ODELL Marriage 1 Mercy UNKNOWN 5. John 3 HILL Birth: 21 Nov 1734 in Westerly, Washington Co, RI Death: 1796 or aft 1800 in Ulster Co, NY - probably Wallkill Emigrated with father from Westerly RI via Stonington CT to Beekman Patent, Dutchess Co, NY. Siblings' names: Jonathan, David, Caleb, Mercy, Ebenezer, Tacy, Henry, George, Steven. Appears at Dutchess County NY abt 1752. Eldest child born at Dutchess Co 1754. A John Hill signed Articles of Association 1775 Beekman, Pawling, Dutchess Co. Business records continue there through 1777, prior move to Wallkill, Ulster County. 1790 U.S. Census New York Ulster Wallkill John HILL 113.. Abial still at home & 2 daughters? Tilton HILL 121.. p 218 also Caleb HILL 142.. Tilton EASTMAN @ Wallkill, Ulster *enumerated between Caleb & John p218 Abial FRY @ Minisink, Orange Matthew SMITH p 216, R, Wallkill 1800 United States Federal Census > New York > Orange > Wallkill Roll: M32_21 Image: 342 Page: 339 HILL Caleb 212-1|21-1--- 45 or older, same page as jr HILL John Jr 2--1-|211---- age 41=und 45 (and) Roll: M32_21 Image: 344 Page: 341 HILL John --1-1|-11-1-- 45+, adult m not Abiel, 2 dtrs? *died 1796? HILL Tilton 42-1-|2--1--- (2nd listing down) * I suspect John enumerated in error as living, as it was his home & family? Or is this John b 1759? 1800 U.S. Census New York Tioga Owego up to 10, 16, 26, 45, 45+ Jonathan THOMAS 1.1 ..|..1.. anc p 1/10 John HILL 1.. 1.|2.1.. age 27-45 Thomas HILL ..2 .1|....1 ?? John HILL 34. ?1|12..1 age 45+ Joseph THOMAS 12. .1|2111. *Caleb, Tilton, Abiel HILL @ Orange Co. Abiel Fry @ Tioga Co Tilton EASTMAN not indexed, may have died 1810 U.S. Census New York Orange Wallkill p 461 John HILL 2--1-|1--1- couple 26-45, 2 sons, 1 dtr Tilton 1810 U.S. Census New York Orange Wallkill p 486 Caleb 1810 U.S. Census New York Orange Deer Park p 453 Abial F HILL 1810 U.S. Census New York Orange Deer Park p 453 John Hill 1810 Minisink, Orange, NY --1-- single man und 26 John Hill 1810 Montgomery, Orange, NY ---1-|112-- 26-45, no sons. Likely descendant of Caleb of Dover, brought William (black) Hill. Marriage 1 Polly EASTMAN b: 1735 in New Fairfield, CT Father: Peter EASTMAN b: 16 Jun 1712 in Suffield, Hartford Co, MA (later CT) Mother: UNKNOWN LAIRD LORD b: abt 1712 in probably CT Married: abt 1752 in Dutchess Co, NY NOTE: 1st John & Polly's other children were Caleb, Marcy, Mary, Tilton Eastman, Johanna, Sarah, and Abial Frye HILL. 6. John 4 HILL Birth: 18 Mar 1759 in Kingston, Ulster Co, NY Death: 25 Aug 1849 in Cayuta TWP., Chemung (now Schuyler) Co, NY John's elder brother Caleb served in the Revolution. Born 1759, there is good enough reason to think John may have also. I do not know what document it is but one found at HeritageQuest with # S43683, 1 of 5 -- no data, just name John Hill, service: New York. Family moved first from Dutchess Co to Ulster, apparently later from Kingston to Wallkill, Ulster Co, NY ~1765-9 (later Wallkill Town(ship) Orange Co. Not the same as Ulster Co's village of Wallkill; County line changes. Kingston may have been Church town thus church records, rather than residence. 1790 > New York > ULSTER > WALKILL TWP Series: M637 Roll: 6 Page: 218 John HILL 113|.. Tilton HILL 121|.. Caleb HILL 142|.. (all same page, right side) John Sr has self? 16+, 1 male under 16, 3 total females. No idea where John Jr is that census, not with brothers. Doesn't seem like he'd be the one at New Paltz unless moved in with inlaws? possibly: 1790 > New York > DUTCHESS > CLINTON Series: M637 Roll: 6 Page: 101 John HILL 1-2-- 1790 United States Federal Census > New York > Ulster > New Paltz Roll: M637_6 Image: 0503 Page: 179 John HILL 116-- could be. self age 30, son 3rd, wf, up to 5 dtrs. 1800 > New York > ORANGE > WALLKILL Series: M32 Roll: 21 Page: 339 John HILL Jr 2..1.|211.... (near brother Caleb) John age over 45 + two boys and two girls under 10 and one girl between the ages of 16 and 25; woman over 26 under 45. John Sr lives near Tilton, also at Wallkill. There should be a 3rd daughter but John's 1849 will names only 2 - one deceased(?) or a female not-daughter. Son Joseph states born Tioga Co NY 1807: 1810 United States Federal Census > New York > Tioga > Spencer Roll: M252_37 Image: 95 Page: 654 HILL John 21-1-|2111-|-- 1820 U.S. Census New York Tioga Spencer John HILL 21-2-1|111-1-|3-- Abner FLANDERS 1---1-|1-1---|--- John SHOEMAKER -1--1-|11-1--|1-- (John is over 45, Sallie 26-45, making Sallie's birth year 1776-1794) 1830 U.S. Census New York Tioga Cayuta Roll: M19_109 Image: 322 Page: 155 HILL Sacket 21-1---------|----1-------- Sacket's age bracket wrong* HILL John ---1---1-----|---11-1------ m 50-60*, f 40-50 HILL Joseph 1---1--------|----1-------- HILL Hugh 211--1-------|1---1-------- WESTBROOK Peter 2---11-------|-1--1-------- sister Fanny/Anna *I believe John to be nearer 70. I know Sacket is 30, not "15-20". Family lore states wife #1 was Sarah COLYER, spelled out precisely and pronounced coal-yr, said a Dutch name, per grandmother Violet Mae HILL about 1948-9. Same 1940s informant also gave the next generation back (and more), and that John moved to what would be Chemung from around Goshen, Sullivan County. Violet also stated that Sarah Sally THOMAS, by name, raised Sacket. The only likely error there may be that it was the McKinney-Cook side who migrated from Goshen - which could be my own mistaken recall who did which. Corroboration - John Hill Jr m. Sarah Colyer 1782. per Elaine Sunde: "In NY Marriages Previous to 1784 (Albany: Weed Parsons & Co, 1860) Sarah Colyer and John Hill Jr. are listed as being married August 5, 1782, having posted a marriage bond. The volume indicates that marriage licenses were issued from the Provincial Secretary's office in exchange for Penal sum of 1,500 that "no lawful let Marriage 1 Sarah COLYER b: abt 1763 in NY Married: 5 Aug 1782 in likely Albany, NY 7. Deborah HILL Birth: 1794 in NY Death: 1850 or aft in Gallatin Co, IL Marriage 1 Abner FLANDERS b: 22 May 1790 in Concord NH Married: 1820 or bef in Tioga Co, NY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HILL FAMILY SOURCE NOTES: NOTES ON DEBORAH HILL: PER ROOTSWEB MESSAGE FROM K. POWELL: that Deb's brother Morris Hill's (this is getting tricky) son Benjamin O Hill's widow Eliza Newman remarried Willis B Hargrave, son of Seth (I'm told; unverified for myself). This second set of children for Eliza includes a William Willis Hargrave. The 2 married 1878 and combined familes and made more ...AND..... Deborah's brothers (or half-brothers) Joseph and Morris (and maybe Abner too) HILL settled at Carmi late 1820s. Morris' son Benjamin O. HILL married Eliza NEWMAN. The HILL sibling's father was John of Tioga (later Chemung) Co, NY. Her brothers (half-brothers?) Morris married Caroline PERRYMAN 1837 Carmi, White Co, IL. Next came brother Joseph and NY-born wife Mary Ann WEAVER with 3 children - their first IL-born was Fanny b. 1842 Carmi, White Co, IL. It appears that 2nd John's children were Anna (Fanny?), Hugh, Deborah, and Sacket HILL (my ancestor) by Sarah COLYER who remained in NY. Next wife is Sallie (Sarah?) THOMAS and sons Joseph, Abner, and Morris. No children are known with 3rd wife Elizabeth UNKN. HILL offspring remaining at Chemung Co NY were Hugh who married Calista/Celesta ELLIS, Sacket who married Elizabeth SHOEMAKER/SCHOONMAKER, and Anna. Anna *may likely be* Fanny, who married Peter WESTBROOK.
Back to Top