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.