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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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hall. The most common Hall occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Hall's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hall family was Farming.

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Hall Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hall

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