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The HALL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 473,568 30 0.176 1,756
United States (1880 census) 122,414 19 0.245 2,448
Change since 1880 +351154 -11 -0.069 -692
Other Countries
Australia 24,377 24 0.149 1,491
United Kingdom 110,810 19 0.241 2,413
Top States for HALL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 31,973 46 0.153 1,533
Florida 31,460 29 0.197 1,968
California 30,132 67 0.089 890
Ohio 24,359 20 0.215 2,146
Georgia 22,432 19 0.274 2,740
Top States for HALL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 16,755 9 0.415 4,145
Alabama 15,359 20 0.345 3,454
West Virginia 5,559 15 0.307 3,074
Tennessee 17,139 20 0.301 3,013
Mississippi 7,906 29 0.278 2,779


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HALL live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HALL represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HALL in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HALL by picking someone at random in Kentucky than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HALL

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HALL surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HALL surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HALL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 355,697 75.11
Black/African American 98,265 20.75
Mixed Race 7,719 1.63
White (Hispanic) 6,630 1.4
Asian/Pacific 2,273 0.48
Native American/Alaskan 2,983 0.63

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HALL surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HALL in historical publications

HALL. A manor house. In medieval documents, Atte Halle, Del Hall, De Aula, &c. The principal apartment in all old mansions was the hall, and in feudal times it was a petty court of justice as well as the scene of entertainment. The chief servitor when the lord was resident, or the tenant Avhen he was non-resident, would uatui-ally acquire such a surname ; and hence its frequency. Nearly oOO traders so called appear in the Loud. Direct.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to HALL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HALL.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HALL

The following words are slight variants of HALL that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.