Last name: WALL

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WALL : This last name is indexed 380,994 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WALL : 1: 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 (Middle English wall ‘wall’ Old English wall weall from Latin vallum ‘rampart palisade’) or a habitational name from a place so named such as Wall (Staffordshire).2: English (West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream northern Middle English wall(e) (Old English (Mercian) wæll(a); compare Well).3: Irish (of Norman origin): Anglicized form of de Valle (Gaelicized form de Bhál) the name of a Norman family established in Munster and Connacht.4: German: topographic name for someone who lived by a defensive wall Middle High German wal.5: German: variant of Wahl 2.6: German: from a short form of the personal name Walther.7: Swedish: ornamental name from a variant of the element vall ‘grassy bank pasture’ or in some cases a habitational name from a place called with this element.

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