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Halse Name Meaning

English: from Middle English hals ‘neck’ (Old English h(e)als). This was a nickname for a man with a long neck or for a conspicuous sufferer from goiter (a common affliction in medieval times). English (Devon): topographic name denoting someone living on a neck of land (from Middle English atte halse ‘at the neck’), or a habitational name from either of two places in Devon and Somerset named Halse, from this word. To a lesser extent Halse in Northamptonshire, named from Old English hals + hoh ‘ridge’, may also have contributed to the surname. Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads in the county of Møre og Romsdal. The farmsteads are so named from the Old Norse dative singular of hals ‘neck’, referring to a neck of land, or a ridge between two valleys.

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


Similar surnames: Hale, Halsey, Hulse, Hase, Hall, Halle, Hasse, Happe, Balke, Haas

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Where is the Halse family from?

You can see how Halse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halse families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Halse families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Halse's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Halse families in 1840.
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What did your Halse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Halse. 34% of Halse men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Halse women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halse were Carpenter and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    30%
  • Farming
    12%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    22%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Stengrapher
    15%
  • Maid
    15%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Halse. For the veterans among your Halse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halse lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Halse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Halse in 1963 was 62, and 82 in 2004.

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