When Benjamin Wallace was born on 29 January 1780, in Dover, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nathaniel Wallace, was 39 and his mother, Patience Earll, was 39. He died on 14 April 1854, in United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, United States.
Scottish and English: variant of Wallis , especially in Scotland, where the name was introduced from the Welsh Marches by a family of tenants of the Stewarts in the 12th century.
Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames, e.g. Wallach .
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