HALLS OF MARYLAND, VIRGINIA AND KENTUCKY
I have added other Hall families. I can not take credit for the information of the other Hall families and may not be able to give proper credit to anyone. Please remember, these may NOT be correct and should only be used only as a guide to help you find records and other data sources to connect with your ancestors.
THE NAME AND FAMILY OF
HALL, compiled by the Media Research Bureau, Washington, D.C.
(This is something my great
Aunts had found in the early 1950s and gave me in 1979
- It is interesting, but not very helpful)
The Name Hall has several possible derivations. The one considered the most probable is from the old Norse hale and the Ango-Saxon haele, meaning "hero". Another possibility is the Norwegian hallr, meaning "flint"; while some authorities contend that the name is from the English Manor House or Halle; and still others that it is from the Welsh word for salt, hall, and that it came to the family through the name given to some early estate because of the salt deposits found thereon.
There are many spellings of the name, among which are Halle, Haall, Haul, Haull, Hawl, and Holl. This is probably due to the diversified origins of the family.
Other early colonists of the Hall family were James Hall, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1732; Richard Hall of Maryland, 1670; Hugh Hall of Virginia, 1635; and James and John Hall of Virginia, 1635.
At this time we are following three Hall families who came through Bedford Co., Virginia or found in Kentucky
The Life & Times of
Leonard Hall Sr.
(found in Maryland, Bedford Co., VA, and Kentucky)
JOSEPH BARNETT HALL
(found in Kentucky - but roots point back to Virginia)