Fall Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McFall. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a waterfall, declivity, or forest clearing, Middle English fall (from Old English (ge)fall ‘a felling of trees’, Old Norse fall ‘forest clearing’). German: topographic name from Middle High German val ‘fall (of trees)’; in some cases ‘waterfall’ or ‘landslide’, or a habitational name from a minor place named with this word, or in Tyrol from Ladine val ‘valley’. African: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Wall, Hall, Ball, Fell, Call, Faul, Kall, Falla, Fahl, Fail

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Fall Family Origin

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Fall Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    7%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Quarryman

    4%
  • Engine Fitter

    2%

In 1881, Labourer, Farmer and Quarryman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fall. A less common occupation for the Fall family was Engine Fitter. The most common Fall occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Fall's were Labourers.

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Between 1947 and 2004, Fall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fall in 1947 was 49, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fall

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