The surname ‘Walls’ originates from England. It is a variant of the name ‘Wall’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a stone built wall, e.g. one used to fortify a town or to keep back the encroachment of the sea(from the Old English word ‘we(a)ll, in itself from the Latin word ‘vallum’ meaning rampart, palisade). In North England it is also a topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, from the Northern Middle English word ‘wall(e)’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Walls’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Godfrey ate Wall’, from the county of Essex, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Wall’, aged 35, a labourer by trade, from the city of London, England. He emigrated to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Pegg… Coat of arms: Azure, a chevron…
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