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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 A very common surname deriving from Old English, it first appeared in a historical document in 1178 in Essex.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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