Origin Of The Name Surname Hall
Records in the British Empire span years that saw religious, leadership and language changes that have marred the flow of records. Churchs were burned and records destroyed as various invaders took the islands. There are some old records that are commonly relied on, and if not for them, we would not get a glimpse of the past. This is the only source I can find into the surname Hall.
Historians used such ancient manuscripts as the Domsday Book (complied in 1086 by William the Conqueror), the Ragman Rolls, the Wace Poem, the Honour roll of the Battle Abbey, the curia Regis, Pipe Rolls, the Falaise Roll, tax records, baptismals, family genealogies, and local parish and church records to establish that the first record of the name "Hall", was found in Lincolnshire, England where they were granted lands after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Arthur Hall is the first time the surname Hall in recorded in 1090 AD. He was named Arthur FitzWilliam the Younger. The son of Arthur FitzWilliam used the name Hall to avoid confusion.
The history of Scotland indicates that the name "Hall" is a Norman surname. In Latin documents, the surname "Hall", is usually redered, "De Aula".