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


Similar surnames: Ball, Hall, Fall, Will, Well, Wald, Wahl, Wale, Kall, Call

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Wall Family Origin

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Wall Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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Between 1943 and 2004, Wall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wall in 1943 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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