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Hall Family History

Hall Name Meaning
English, Scottish, Irish, German, and Scandinavian: from Middle English hall (Old English heall), Middle High German halle, Old Norse holl all meaning ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a hall or an occupational name for a servant employed at a hall. In some cases it may be a habitational name from places named with this word, which in some parts of Germany and Austria in the Middle Ages also denoted a salt mine. The English name has been established in Ireland since the Middle Ages, and, according to MacLysaght, has become numerous in Ulster since the 17th century.

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

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559,213 Military Records
316,223 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Hall Families

  • Number of Hall families
     2,578 - 5,154
     860 - 2,577
     1 - 859
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hall families
     6,359 - 12,715
     2,120 - 6,358
     1 - 2,119
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hall families
     549 - 1,096
     184 - 548
     1 - 183
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hall Family Origin

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Hall Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hall

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Hall Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hall census records

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Hall Civil War Service Records

All Hall
13,535
Confederate
5,444
Union
8,091

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