Haile History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Haile belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having 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. Conversely the name could have been a nickname for someone who was "healthy, stout, a brave man, chief, or hero" having derived from the Anglo-Saxon word "hale." 
Early Origins of the Haile family
The surname Haile was 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 listed there in 1245. 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists: Richard de la Hale in Oxfordshire; and Walter en le Hale in Sussex at that time. Robert in the Hale was listed in the Close Roll, temp. 2 Edward I and according to Kirby's Quest, John atte Hale was listed in Somerset, temp. 1 Edward III  
Alexander of Hales (d. 1245), the celebrated theologian, and one of the first of the Christian Philosophers of the thirteenth century, was born in Gloucestershire at a town or village called Hales. 
Thomas Hales ( fl. 1250), was an early English poet and religious writer, was a Franciscan friar, and presumably a native of Hales (or Hailes) in Gloucestershire. 
The name quickly became native to Scotland as seen by Michel de Hale del counte de Edeneberk who rendered homage to King Edward I in his brief conquest of Scotland in 1296. 
Later some of the family were found at Kings Walden in Hertfordshire. "On the north side of the chancel of the church is a chapel, the burial-place of the Hale family, erected by William Hale, who died in 1648." 
Hailes Castle is a 14th century castle about a mile and a half south west of East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland. It dates back to c. 1300. Hailes Abbey near Winchcombe in Gloucestershire was built in 1245 or 1246 but little remains of the abbey today.
Early History of the Haile family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haile research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1379, 1331, 1394, 1455, 1456, 1490, 1457, 1459, 1459, 1470, 1471, 1470, 1540, 1516, 1572, 1608, 1584, 1656, 1576, 1654, 1625, 1640, 1645, 1626, 1626, 1684, 1660, 1661, 1681, 1666, 1762, 1694, 1762, 1609, 1676, 1636, 1700, 1692, 1614, 1691, 1654, 1656 and are included under the topic Early Haile History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haile Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Haile include Hale, Hail, Hailes, Hayles, Hayle, Hales, Haile and many more.
Early Notables of the Haile family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Frank Hale; Sir Stephen Hales (before 1331-1394), of Testerton, Norfolk, an English soldier and politician; John Hales, the medieval Bishop of Exeter (1455-1456); John Hales (also Hals or Halse; died 1490), Dean of Exeter between 1457 and 1459; Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield in 1459; Lord Privy Seal (1470-1471); John Hales (c.1470-1540), of The Dungeon, Canterbury, Kent, an administrator and Baron of the Exchequer; John Hales (c.1516-1572), a writer, administrator and politician; John Hales (died 1608), the owner of the Whitefriars in Coventry at which two of the Marprelate tracts were printed...
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In the United States, the name Haile is the 6,862nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the Haile family to Ireland
Some of the Haile family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haile migration to the United States +
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Haile were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Haile Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas and Sarah Haile, who settled in Virginia in 1623
- Thomas Haile, who landed in Virginia in 1623 
- Miss Sarah Haile, (b. 1624), aged 11, British settler traveling aboard the ship "Truelove" arriving in Massachusetts Bay in 1635 
- Sarah Haile, aged 11, who arrived in New England in 1635 
- Edw Haile, who landed in Virginia in 1665 
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Haile Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Adam Haile, aged 55, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 
Haile migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Haile Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Eliza Haile, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 
- Ann Haile, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 
- Elizabeth Sarah Haile, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 
Haile migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Haile Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Mary Haile, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "John Scott" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 7th March 1858 
- Mrs. Annie Haile, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "John Scott" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 7th March 1858 
Contemporary Notables of the name Haile (post 1700) +
- Getatchew Haile (1931-2021), Ethiopian-American philologist
- William Henry Haile (1833-1901), American Republican politician, Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, 1881; Member of Massachusetts State Senate First Hampden District, 1882-83; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1890-93 
- William Haile (1807-1876), American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 9th District, 1854-56; Governor of New Hampshire, 1857-59; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1860, 1864 
- William Haile (1797-1837), American politician, Member of Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1826; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1826-28; Delegate to Mississippi State Constitutional Convention, 1832 
- Richard C. Haile, American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1856-57, 1869-71, 1877-80 (10th District 1856-57, 17th District 1869-71, 19th District 1877-80) 
- R. H. Haile, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1912 (alternate), 1924 
- Benjamin H. Haile (1846-1915), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Montgomery, 1888 
- A. R. Haile, American politician, Mayor of Palatka, Florida, 1927 
- Berard Haile O.F.M (1874-1961), American Franciscan friar
- William Haile (b. 1837), U.S. Representative from Mississippi
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The Haile Motto +
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
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