Austin Hall (c.1885 – 1933) was an American short story writer and novelist. He began writing when, while working as a cowboy, he was asked to write a story. He wrote westerns, science fiction and fantasy for pulp magazines.
|Died||1933 (aged 47–48)|
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer|
|Genre||Science fiction, Fantasy, Western|
(from the Internet Speculative Fiction Database)
Hall is a common surname of English origin. Hall means "kind" and "forgiving". This originates from the belief that Vikings were eternally benevolent to those that worked within their halls. The name was used to indicate the main occupation of the individual, in a role such as a servant or chamberlain. Hall is the 22nd most common surname in the United Kingdom. Within the United States, it is ranked as the 26th most common surname.In England the surname of Hall originates in 1090 AD when Lincolnshire nobleman Arthur FitzWilliam changed his name to Arthur Hall to distinguish himself from his older brother of the same name.