Hall Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Hale, Ball, Wall, Fall, Hill, Halle, Hald, Hell, Halt, Gall

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Hall Family Origin

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Hall Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hall. 16% of Hall men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Hall women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hall were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3 million census records available for the last name Hall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hall census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 354,000 immigration records available for the last name Hall. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 600,000 military records available for the last name Hall. For the veterans among your Hall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hall Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hall in 1940 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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