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Where did the English Hale family come from? What is the English Hale family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hale family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hale family history?The name Hale is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in a remote valley, or nook. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English halh, which had the same meaning.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hale were recorded, including Hale, Hail, Hailes, Hayles, Hayle, Hales, Haile and many more.
First found in Cheshire, but there are other records of this local name throughout England. Parish named Hales were found in Stafford, Norfolk and Worcester. Norfolk's earliest reference was Alexander de Hales, who was recorded in the "History of Norfolk" in 1245.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hale research. Another 223 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1379, 1584, 1656, 1609, 1676, 1636, 1700, 1692, 1576, 1654, 1625, 1640, 1645, 1626, 1626, 1684, 1660, 1661, 1681, 1614, 1691, 1654, 1656 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Hale History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 211 words(15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hale family emigrate to North America:
Hale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Hale Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Hale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Hale Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Hale Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Hale Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Cum principibus
Motto Translation: Whith my chiefs
The Hale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hale Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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