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Origin and popularity of the name WALL

Origin

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 wallwall’ 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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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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