What does the name Hall mean?
The meaning of the name Hall is a person who either lived in or worked in a large house. A very common surname deriving from Old English, it first appeared in a historical document in 1178 in Essex. Well-known individuals named Hall include Texan model Jerry Hall and film director Sir Peter Hall.
The earliest occurrence of the Hall surname in our family history documents is from 1440, and we currently have 5,227,704 records where Hall appears.
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Typical jobs for Halls
Hard-working people, the Halls. 4550 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Halls lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Hall in Lancashire.
Halls’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Halls were angels, apparently. We found 4932 in criminal records.
Halls in World War I
According to the World War I records, 7064 Halls served in the First World War.