Tall Name Meaning

English: nickname for a respectable or decent person, or else a good-looking one, both these senses belonging to Middle English tall (Old English getæl ‘swift’, ‘prompt’). The modern sense ‘of high stature’ did not develop until the end of the 16th century; the usual Middle English equivalents were Long and High.

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


Similar surnames: Ball, Hall, Toll, Wall, Tull, Fall, Gall, Tell, Call, Tallo

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Tall Family Origin

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Tall Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Gardener

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, the most common Tall occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Tall's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tall. A less common occupation for the Tall family was Annuitant.

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Tall Historical Records

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Tall Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Tall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Tall in 1949 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tall

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