When Etta May Hall was born on 22 September 1878, in Coon Rapids, Carroll, Iowa, United States, her father, John William Hall, was 31 and her mother, Leah Ellen Hardesty, was 19. She married Peter George Spracklin on 1 January 1896, in Calhoun, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Emmet, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Westford Township, Martin, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 7 September 1972, in Crosby, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in East Side Cemetery, Estherville, Emmet, Iowa, United States.
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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