Gall Name Meaning

Scottish, Irish, and English: nickname, of Celtic origin, meaning ‘foreigner’ or ‘stranger’. In the Scottish Highlands the Gaelic term gall was applied to people from the English-speaking lowlands and to Scandinavians; in Ireland the same term was applied to settlers who arrived from Wales and England in the wake of the Anglo-Norman invasion of the 12th century. The surname is also found at an early date in Lincolnshire, where it apparently has a Breton origin, having been introduced by Breton followers of the Norman Conquerors. French, German, Polish, Slovak, Czech, Danish, etc.: from a personal name (Gallus in Latin) which was widespread in Europe during the Middle Ages, due to the cult of a 7th-century Irish monk and missionary, St. Gall. He established a Christian settlement to the south of Lake Constance, which became the monastery later known as St. Gallen. His name was taken into Czech as Havel and into Polish as Gawel, the extra syllable being introduced by analogy with Latin Paulus, which yielded Czech Pavel and Polish Pawel. Hungarian (Gáll): variant of Gál (see Gal).

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


Similar surnames: Gal, Gale, Gill, Galla, Hall, Wall, Ball, Call, Galle, Goll

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Labourer

    13%
  • Clerk

    8%
  • Going To School

    8%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gall. The most common Gall occupation in Canada was Farmer. 17% of Gall's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gall family was Going To School.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Gall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gall in 1943 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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