Halt Family History
Halt Name Meaning
English and North German: nickname from Middle English Middle Low German halte ‘limping lame’ (Old English h(e)alt) ‘lame’. German: topographic name for someone who lived at a stopping place for travelers (merchants wagoners) or an unflattering nickname for a highway robber from Middle High German halten ‘to hold stop’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press