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Gall Family History

Gall Name Meaning
Scottish, Irish, and English: nickname, of Celtic origin, meaning ‘foreigner’ or ‘stranger’. In the Scottish Highlands the Gaelic term gall was applied to people from the English-speaking lowlands and to Scandinavians; in Ireland the same term was applied to settlers who arrived from Wales and England in the wake of the Anglo-Norman invasion of the 12th century. The surname is also found at an early date in Lincolnshire, where it apparently has a Breton origin, having been introduced by Breton followers of the Norman Conquerors.French, German, Polish, Slovak, Czech, Danish, etc.: from a personal name (Gallus in Latin) which was widespread in Europe during the Middle Ages, due to the cult of a 7th-century Irish monk and missionary, St. Gall. He established a Christian settlement to the south of Lake Constance, which became the monastery later known as St. Gallen. His name was taken into Czech as Havel and into Polish as Gawel, the extra syllable being introduced by analogy with Latin Paulus, which yielded Czech Pavel and Polish Pawel.Hungarian (Gáll): variant of Gál (see Gal).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Gall Families

  • Number of Gall families
     84 - 166
     29 - 83
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gall families
     78 - 153
     27 - 77
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gall families
     178 - 353
     60 - 177
     1 - 59
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gall Family Origin

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Gall Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gall

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Gall Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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