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Halle Name Meaning

German: variant of Hall. French (also Hallé): topographic name from Old French halle, ‘covered market’, from halla ‘covered room’. Dutch and Belgian (van Halle): habitational name from places in Belgium named Halle (Brabant, Antwerp), Hal in North Brabant, or Hall and Halle in Gelderland. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Halle, in Saxony, Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Hall, Hale, Hille, Halla, Harle, Hallen, Holle, Helle, Halse, Valle

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Where is the Halle family from?

You can see how Halle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halle families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Halle families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Halle's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Halle families in 1840.
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What did your Halle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Halle. 21% of Halle men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Halle women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halle were Clerk and Secretary.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Halle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Halle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Halle. For the veterans among your Halle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halle lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Halle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Halle in 1956 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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