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Wall Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stone-built wall, e.g. one used to fortify a town or to keep back the encroachment of the sea (Old English w(e)all, from Latin vallum ‘rampart’, ‘palisade’).Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, northern Middle English wall(e) (Old English (Mercian) wæll(a); compare Well).Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Bhál, a Gaelicized form of de Valle, the name of a Norman family established in Munster and Connacht.German: topographic name for someone who lived by a defensive wall, Middle High German wal.German: variant of Wahl 2.German: from a short form of the personal name Walther.Swedish: ornamental name from Swedish vall ‘grassy bank’, ‘pasture’, ‘grazing ground’, or in some cases a habitational name from a place named with this element.

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

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Name Distribution of Wall Families

  • Number of Wall families
     406 - 809
     136 - 405
     1 - 135
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wall families
     814 - 1,626
     272 - 813
     1 - 271
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wall families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wall Family Origin

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Wall Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wall

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Wall Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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