It is written the the Wall-Walls were French and the name was DeVale, or variations thereof.

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That when the conquest happened they refused to rejoin the Normans.  The Wall names dates back to Normandy, France where the name was originally de Val or de Valle.  The de Val clan came fromScandinavia about 750.  Members of the deVal family migrated  to England and pared down the name to Wall.  William the Conquerer had sent the de Val’s to ZEngland to act as spies prior to his invasion from St Valero, Normandy with 12,000 men on Sept 27, 1066.  When the Normans invaded, the de Val’s refused to fight and changed their name to Wall to hide their identity,  Many were persecuted and executed for refusing to fight.  They settled and lived for centuries in Gloucestershire around Stroud and Dursley.
in Genealogy Help by Jerry Cooper G2G Rookie (130 points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

Hi Jerry,

Thanks for sharing the story.

It appears that you're adding some related pre-1700 profiles, which need to be sourced adequately when you create them. Are you currently working with a particular project on those pre-1700 profiles?

If not, please review the pre-1700 guidelines for working with pre-1700 profiles, before creating or editing any pre-1700 profiles. You can find out if there is an appropriate project for coordination of the profiles by posting in the G2G forum with information on the people, places, dates, and sources that you would like to add, so that you can work with the project to ensure the profiles meet the pre-1700 guidelines and any style guidelines that might apply for the particular project.

You don't think a lot of them were just people who lived by a Wall?
Did your comment require a reply?  The Dictionary of American Family Names define Wall as a dweller at or near a wall.
I’m not sure I understand your comment!  Did I put an Rev War soldier on Wiki without a source?

Hi Jerry,

I didn't see any Revolutionary War profiles. My comment was referring to the unsourced pre-1700 profiles that you added: Henry Walls (1670 - 1756) and related profiles.

Please refer to the pre-1700 guidelines. If you're not currently working with a project on those profiles, you can find out if there is an appropriate project for coordination of the profiles by posting in the G2G forum with information on the people, places, dates, and sources that you would like to add, so that you can work with the project to ensure that the profiles meet the pre-1700 guidelines and any style guidelines that might apply for the particular project.

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