When John Tippy Hill was born on 2 October 1821, in Williamson, Illinois, United States, his father, Sterling Hill, was 39 and his mother, Jane Corder, was 44. He married Mahala Yancey on 6 February 1845, in Williamson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Williamson, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Union Precinct, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 5 September 1885, in Williamson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Creal Springs, Williamson, Illinois, United States.
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.
English: possibly in some cases from the personal name Hille, a pet form of some name such as Hilger or Hillary .
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.