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Hale Family History

Hale Name Meaning
English (also well established in South Wales): topographic name for someone who lived in a nook or hollow, from Old English and Middle English hale, dative of h(e)alh ‘nook’, ‘hollow’. In northern England the word often has a specialized meaning, denoting a piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, typically one deposited in a bend. In southeastern England it often referred to a patch of dry land in a fen. In some cases the surname may be a habitational name from any of the several places in England named with this fossilized inflected form, which would originally have been preceded by a preposition, e.g. in the hale or at the hale.English: from a Middle English personal name derived from either of two Old English bynames, Hæle ‘hero’ or Hægel, which is probably akin to Germanic Hagano ‘hawthorn’ (see Hain 2).Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céile (see McHale).Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Halle.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Hale Families

  • Number of Hale families
     349 - 696
     117 - 348
     1 - 116
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hale families
     913 - 1,823
     305 - 912
     1 - 304
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hale families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hale Family Origin

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Hale Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hale

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Hale Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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