Last name: HALL

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HALL : This last name is indexed 2,532,713 times on Geneanet!

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HALL : 1: English Scottish Irish German Norwegian and Danish: from Middle English hall (Old English heall) Middle High German halle Old Norse hǫll 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 any of the places called with this word which in some parts of Germany and Austria in the Middle Ages also denoted a salt mine. Hall is one of the commonest and most widely distributed of English surnames bearing witness to the importance of the hall as a feature of the medieval village. The English surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century and according to MacLysaght has become numerous in Ulster since the 17th century.2: Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from hall ‘hall’ (a spacious residence) or a habitational name from a placename containing the element hall ‘rock’ (from Old Norse hallr).3: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 何 and 賀 see He 1 and 2.

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