Wall Family History

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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 (Old English w(e)all, from Latin vallum ‘rampart’, ‘palisade’). Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, northern Middle English wall(e) (Old English (Mercian) wæll(a); compare Well). Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Bhál, a Gaelicized form of de Valle, 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 2. German: from a short form of the personal name Walther. Swedish: ornamental name from Swedish vall ‘grassy bank’, ‘pasture’, ‘grazing ground’, or in some cases a habitational name from a place named with this element.

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

Similar surnames: Ball, Hall, Fall, Will, Well, Wald, Wahl, Wale, Kall, Call

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Wall Family Origin

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Wall Family Occupations

What did your Wall ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wall. 2% of Wall men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Wall women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wall were Farmer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 532,000 census records available for the last name Wall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wall census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 64,000 immigration records available for the last name Wall. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 82,000 military records available for the last name Wall. For the veterans among your Wall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wall Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wall in 1943 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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