Hailes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Hailes first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from 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 Hailes family
The surname Hailes 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 Hailes family
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Hailes Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hailes has appeared include Hale, Hail, Hailes, Hayles, Hayle, Hales, Haile and many more.
Early Notables of the Hailes 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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Migration of the Hailes family to Ireland
Some of the Hailes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Hailes migration to the United States +
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hailes arrived in North America very early:
Hailes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Hailes, who landed in Maryland in 1660 
- Fra Hailes, who landed in Virginia in 1663 
- James Hailes, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 
- Rachaell Hailes, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 
- Robert Hailes, who landed in Virginia in 1665-1666 
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Hailes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- David Hailes, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 
Hailes migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Hailes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Nathaniel Hailes, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 
- John Hailes, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846 
- Thomas Hailes, aged 74, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Norman"
Hailes 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:
Hailes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. William Hailes, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Martaban" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th October 1856 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hailes (post 1700) +
- William Anthony Hailes (1766-1845), English miscellaneous writer, son of a shipwright, born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 24 May 1766 
- Julia Hailes (b. 1961), English author, best known for her book The Green Consumer Guide which sold a million copies worldwide
- Gary Hailes (b. 1965), English actor, known for his roles in EastEnders (1985), Small Time Obsession (2000) and Nobody's Hero (1982)
- Brigadier William Allan Hailes (1891-1949), Australian Director of Surgery, Australian Imperial Force from 1942 to 1945 
- Daniel Hailes (1751-1835), British diplomat, British signatory to the Anglo-Dutch treaty ending the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War in 1783
- Thomas Hailes Lacy (1809-1873), British actor, playwright, theatrical manager, bookseller, and theatrical publisher
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The Hailes 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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