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Recorded in over forty spellings including Wall and Walle (English) Wall, Wallmann (German) Wahl and the ornamentals Wallenberg and Wahlberg (Swedish), it is recorded in many parts of Northern Europe. It may also have Irish origins. All nationalities are slightly different in meaning. If English or German it means a defensive wall as described below, if Swedish a grassy bank or flood barrier, and as an ornamental name 'Pasture-hill', or for something completely different the Irish translation, which derives from the ancient Gaelic 'de Bahl' and means a stranger! In Sweden ornamental surnames were introduced in the 18th century to try to obtain variety from the patronymics such as Anderssen or Tomsen which formed the overwhelming numbers in the lsist making identification very difficult...

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Angela F Cofer

My father's [George Pelham Cofer (1912-1979)] mother was Carrie Lou Wall (1880-1974) whose father was Benjamin Franklin Wall (1839-1920) whose father was Thomas J Wall (1810-1864) [all from Wilkes County, Georgia] whose father I found with online research as John W Wall (1780-1863) who was married to Ann Walker (1780-?), both from Ireland, and also his father was John W Wall (dates?). I have not been able to find where where they are from in Ireland and would very much like to find out who my ancestors were.

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