Wall Family History
Wall Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stone-built wall e.g. one used to fortify a town or to keep back the encroachment of the sea (Middle English wall ‘wall’ Old English wall weall from Latin vallum ‘rampart palisade’) or a habitational name from a place so named such as Wall (Staffordshire). English (West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream northern Middle English wall(e) (Old English (Mercian) wæll(a); compare Well ). Irish (of Norman origin): Anglicized form of de Valle (Gaelicized form de Bhál) the name of a Norman family established in Munster and Connacht. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a defensive wall Middle High German wal. German: variant of Wahl German: from a short form of the personal name Walther .7: Swedish: ornamental name from a variant of the element vall ‘grassy bank pasture’ or in some cases a habitational name from a place called with this element.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press