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Hall Name Study

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Surname/tag: Halls of Portsmouth, RI
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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname: Hall. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. Please contact the project leader, add categories to your profiles, add your questions to the bulletin board, add details of your name research, etc.



Add your name here and what you are working on if you would like to join.

  • Fiske-602 I have ancestors named hall going way back ... i’m interested in everything period
  • Jamie - Halls from Staffordshire, England.
  • Liz - Coordinator, Hall Name Study subproject for the A.K. Hall Family
  • Lynda - Halls from Northumberland, England
  • Bill - Halls from Hampshire, England
  • Christine Halls of London, England
  • Jeanne - Descendants of Jesse HALL and Candice CHILDERS who migrated into Kentucky.
  • Doris - Mainers who migrated from Dover, New Hampshire
  • Simon - Halls of Hampshire, England
  • John - Halls of Bedias Texas
  • Tom - Halls of Oklahoma

Some Early Ancestors

was "Earliest Known Ancestor of Each Branch" but WikiTree grows too fast!






United States / Colonies


North Carolina

Rowan County
Sampson County
  • Pharoah Hall of North Carolina (about 1782-after 1850) - died Warren County, Mississippi



Northumberland, England

This Hall Name Study subproject, led by Lynda Crackett, focuses on Halls in Northumberland. See this category.

Halls of New England


Armajor Kent Hall

This Hall Name Study subproject, led by Liz Shifflett, focuses on just one branch of the Halls: Ancestors and Descendants of Armajor Kent Hall. Armajor Kent Hall of Louisiana was born in Hines County, Mississippi in 1835 and died in Warren County, Mississippi in 1919. His father was Evan, son of Pharoah Hall (earliest known ancestor of this branch). See this page (information about his family and a photograph of Armajor, his 2nd wife Louisa, and their 11 children). See also this category for profiles categorized to this subproject.

Notable Halls

People with the Hall surname that are notable enough to have a page on Wikipedia.

ONS Sticker

The One Name Study sticker (below) will automatically add [[Category:Hall Name Study]] to the profile it's added to.
{{One Name Study|name=Hall}} results in:
This profile is part of the Hall Name Study.
You can have it add a different category, such as Category: England, Hall Name Study, by adding a category parameter. (If you also wanted the profile to be in the main Hall Name Study category, you would need to add that category separately.) For example,
{{One Name Study|name=Hall|category=England, Hall Name Study}}
adds the same sticker, but adds Category:England, Hall Name Study instead of Category:Hall Name Study

Helpful Wikitree Links

Suggested Tasks

  • Enter your Hall ancestors.
  • Upload photos of your Hall ancestors.
  • Connect all Halls to the main tree.
  • Find and enter notable Halls.
  • Make sure all Halls are sourced.
  • Choose a Hall already in the tree and enter all of their Hall descendants.
  • Add the template or category to people with the Hall surname.
  • Choose a location and enter all Halls that live there.
  • If you are a male Hall and have had your Y-DNA tested, enter your test information on Wikitree.
  • If you are descended from a Hall and have had your Autosomal DNA done, upload your data to Gedmatch and enter your test information on Wikitree so we can confirm relationships with triangulation.

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I just found a Massachusetts Hall guy I just added him to Hall project. If anyone would know about the Massachusetts Hall you can work on him. It seems he connects to some people I working on.



poking around, found this (4 levels of Hall Name Study categories)

I'll add it to the main category page.

(For the record, I probably would not have created levels under State/Commonwealth levels unless/until the State category had 200 or more profiles. Others argue it is better to create the sub-levels in advance, to save the work of redistributing profiles down the road. They're probably right, but I have a strong aversion to clicking through a lot of categories looking for someone, only to find they're all empty.)

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
That's fine. You might want to add London to the list on this page. Welcome Cousin!
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
I am have a lot of Halls on my tree can I add them to the study? They are all in England, mostly London

I put the sticker on Eliza Hall, but not sure if I should have asked first or if I should have added something else?

My Hall roadblock is my great grandfather James Elvin Hall, born 1895 in Kansas but spent most of his life in Oklahoma. There appear to be relevant trees on paid sites but no sources for parents or siblings on Family Search.
posted by T Hall
There is now a Hall Families Group on Facebook for Hall ancestors from the South Atlantic states region, I invite anyone interested to join our research group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/HallSouthAtlanticGenealogy/
posted by John Hall
I am a descendant of Edward Hall of Rehoboth, MA (1611-1670), the emigrant ancestor and am interested in joining the project.

C. Hall

posted by C. Hall

This may help put some lines in to Halls they not mine but hope it helps.



I am interested in helping/joining the project.
posted by Denise Dunnahoo