James Hill

20 January 1857–
Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Hill was born on 20 January 1857, in Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Hill, was 42 and his mother, Harriet Bowkley or Bouker Steadman, was 42.

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James Hill
Harriet Bowkley or Bouker Steadman
John Hill
William Hill
Hannah Hill
Thomas Hill
Samuel Hill
James Hill
Harriet Hill

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 23

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 27

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 47

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 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).2 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’.3 German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing Germanic hild as the first element.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Hill in household of James Hill, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • James Hile in household of James Hile, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Birth record for James Hill

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