Hill Family Crest
Meaning of the colors on the Hill family crest
Argent (silver) - represents the Hill family's reputation as peaceful and sincere people.
Gules (red) - symbolizes martyrdom and historic military strength when called upon
Meaning of the symbols on the Hill family crest
The Castle - represents safety, home and potentially the capture of an enemy stronghold by ancient Hill family members.
The Laurel - in ancient times was used as a symbol of victory and achievement. In this case, likely symbolising early Hill family members achievement in battle or service to others.
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Origins of the Hill family name
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Summary of the Hill family and the Hill family crest
- The name Hill is of Anglo-Saxon origin.
- The name Hill was first officially recorded widely in the 12th century.
- However, it is believed the Hill family name has been in England since the Norman Conquest of 1066.
- The first recorded Hill family member in England was William de la Hill, who was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086.
- The name Hill is derived from the Old English word hill, which means "hill".
- The name Hill was first found in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex in England.
- The first recorded use of the name Hill in England was in the year 1208.
- The name Hill is also found in the Scottish Highlands.
- The name Hill is also found in the Irish province of Ulster.
- The first Hill family in America was likely that of John Hill, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630. He was followed by many others with the same surname over the next several hundred years.
- The Hill family has been prominent in many fields in America. Members of the Hill family have served in the military, as politicians, as business leaders, and as artists.
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