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About The Hall Family
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The Hall family came from Somerset originally, then moved to Birmingham, then  branched out to Australia (Myself and one Brother). I came out to Brisbane in 2000  with my 2 children, my Brother and family came out in 2003.

 English, Scottish, Irish, German, and Scandinavian: from Middle English hall (Old English  heall), Middle High German halle, 
 Old Norse holl all meaning ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), hence a topographic name for  someone who lived in or near a hall 
 or an occupational name for a servant employed at a hall. In some cases it may be a  habitational name from places named 
 with this word, which in some parts of Germany and Austria in the Middle Ages also denoted  a salt mine. The English name 
 has been established in Ireland since the Middle Ages, and, according to MacLysaght, has  become numerous in Ulster 
 since the 17th century.
 What does this surname mean?

This ancient surname generally considered to be Anglo-Scottish, has several possible  sources. These are that it may be a topographical name for someone who lived at or near a  large house called a Hall, or that it could be an occupational name for a person who was  employed at such a place.

In this case the derivation can be either from the Olde English pre 7th Century word "heall", or  the Old German and later Anglo-Saxon "halla", or even the Old Norse-Viking "holl". All have  the same meaning of a large house or building. However it can also be a locational surname  from any of the places called Hall. These include the villages of Hall in the counties of  Lancashire, Carmarthenshire, and Roxburghshire. Early examples of the surname recording  taken from surviving rolls and charters include: Nichol del Hall, given as being a "merchant of  the duke of Albany" in the year 1400, and William de Hall, who held lands in Irvine, Scotland,  in 1426. John Hall, who was born in Kent in 1584, emigrated to New England in 1632, and  founded a notable American family. His descendants included Lyman Hall, a signatory of the  Declaration of Independence in 1776, Asaph Hall an early astronomer, and Stanley Hall, a  pioneer in psychophysics. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that  of Warin de Halla. This was dated 1178, in the "Pipe Rolls" of the county of Essex, during the  reign of King Henry 11nd of England, 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when  governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as Poll Tax.  Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often  leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

About the 1841 census
 The 1841 census is the first modern UK census, when the first Registrar General of England  and Wales 
 was made responsible for organising the count.
 This is the earliest census that has survived in its entirety: only local fragments of the 1801,  1811, 1821 and 1831 censuses survived once the statistical information was collected. Note:
 In the 1841 Census a policy of rounding down ages was in place. As such people aged:
 15-19 were recorded as 15;
 20-24 were recorded as 20;
 25-29 were recorded as 25;
 30-34 were recorded as 30;
 35-39 were recorded as 35;
 1841 was the first time that the head of each household was given a form to fill in on behalf of  everyone in the dwelling on a set day. This system still forms the basis of the method used  today.
 The 1841 census was taken on the night of 6 June 1841 and gave the total population as  15,914,000

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