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What does your surname mean?

Surnames tell us a little bit about our origins – see the surprising family history behind yours.

Surname of the week: Hall

If you meet a Hall, tell them…

Hall means a person who either lived in or worked in a large house. It first appeared in historical documents in 1178 in Essex.

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