Last name: FALL

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FALL : This last name is indexed 45,455 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FALL : 1: Scottish or Irish: shortened form of McFall.2: English: topographic name Middle English fal(le) ‘fall descent’ (from Old English (ge)feall or (ge)fall ‘felling of trees’ Old Norse fall ‘forest clearing’) denoting a waterfall steep slope or (in northern England) a forest clearing.3: German: topographic name from Middle High German val ‘fall (of trees)’ in some cases ‘waterfall’ or ‘landslide’; or a habitational name from a minor place called with this word or in Tyrol from Ladine val ‘valley’.4: West African (mainly Senegal also Mali Mauritania and Guinea): Tukulor name of unexplained etymology. It is also found among the Wolof and Soninke peoples.

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