When Maria S. Hill was born on 5 April 1839, in Troy Township, Athens, Ohio, United States, her father, Joseph Guerin Hill, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Jane Shields, was 24. She married Brintnell Taylor on 26 September 1857, in Athens, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Clover Township, Henry, Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 20 December 1927, in David City, Butler, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 88.
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.