An English surname of Wall related to individuals who lived by a stone wall. The Latin term ‘vallum’ means rampart or fortification. An original German term of ‘wal’ also referred to a defensive wall. Variations in spelling Wall include Walle and Walls in England. In Germany it is Wallmann, Wahl and Wallenberg. The Swedish form is Wahlberg. In England the Wall surname is in the city of London and nearby Kent and then in Lancashire and Staffordshire counties. In Scotland the counties of Aberdeenshire, Lanarkshire and Midlothian have higher numbers of Wall families. Within the United States, Wall families are mostly in the eastern half and especially along New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia and Pennsylvania areas. Famous: Lyndsay Wall (an Olympic ice hockey player for USA), Jeff Wall (Canadian art photographer), William Wall (Irish novelist and poet), Robert Alan Wall (champion kick boxer and actor), Paul Wall (hip hop rapper), Joseph Frazier Wall (historian and biographer), John Wall (inventor in England of improvements in telescopes), William Guy Wall (19th century artist), Tim Wall (Australian cricket player), Mervyn Wall (Irish writer of novels and plays), Max Wall (English comedian and actor), Lucille Wall (television actress), Jeannie Wall (champion ski mountaineer) and Richard Wall (a theatre, movie and television actor from Ireland).