When Chloe Irby Hall was born about 1780, in Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, United States, her father, Benjamin Hall, was 31 and her mother, Wilmoth Irby, was 37. She married Hopkins Nowlin on 25 November 1819, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Franklin, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died in 1851, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 72.
English, Scottish, Irish, German, Norwegian, and Danish: from Middle English hall (Old English heall), Middle High German halle, Old Norse hǫll all meaning ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a hall or an occupational name for a servant employed at a hall. In some cases it may be a habitational name from any of the places called with this word, which in some parts of Germany and Austria in the Middle Ages also denoted a salt mine. Hall is one of the commonest and most widely distributed of English surnames, bearing witness to the importance of the hall as a feature of the medieval village. The English surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century, and, according to MacLysaght, has become numerous in Ulster since the 17th century.
Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from hall ‘hall’ (a spacious residence), or a habitational name from a placename containing the element hall ‘rock’ (from Old Norse hallr).
Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 何 and 賀, see He 1 and 2.
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