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The name Hales has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name 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. 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Hales Early Origins



The surname Hales 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 recorded in the "History of Norfolk" 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.

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. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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." [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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.


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Hales Spelling Variations


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Hales Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hales have been found, including Hale, Hail, Hailes, Hayles, Hayle, Hales, Haile and many more.

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Hales Early History


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Hales Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hales research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1379, 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 Hales History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hales Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hales Early Notables (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...

Another 180 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hales Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hales In Ireland


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Hales In Ireland



Some of the Hales 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hales, or a variant listed above:

Hales Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Hales, who arrived in Maryland in 1631-1636
  • Thomas Hales (1610-1679) and his brother Samuel Hales (1615-1693), born in Hertford, English Puritan founding settlers of Hartford, and Norwalk, Connecticut in 1634
  • Jo Hales, aged 21, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Samuel Hales (16151693), who settled in America from Hertford, England in 1639 to become a founding settler of Hartford and Norwalk, Connecticut, member of the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut from Norwalk
  • John Hales, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hales Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antho Hales, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Thomas Hales, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Hales Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Reuben Hales, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1916

Hales Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Lt. Col. William Harris Hales U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 he was acting Governor of New Brunswick in 1816 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hales Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Hales, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Hales Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Hales arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pakenham" in 1849
  • Edmund Hales arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constitution" in 1851
  • James Hales, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar"
  • Catherine Hales, aged 21, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Frederick Greenwood Hales, aged 27, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hales Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Frederick Hales landed in East Cape, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Hales landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Hales, aged 28, a cabinet maker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Richard Hales arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860
  • Elizabeth Hales arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hales (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hales (post 1700)



  • Thomas Callister Hales (b. 1958), American mathematician working on the Langlands program
  • Sir Thomas Pym Hales (1726-1773), 4th Baronet, English politician, Member of Parliament for Downton (1762-1768), Member of Parliament for Dover (1770-1773)
  • Leonard Hales (b. 1872), former English footballer
  • Thomas "Tom" Hales (1892-1966), Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteer and politician from West Cork
  • Thomas Hales (1740-1780), British-born French dramatist and librettist
  • David Hales (b. 1981), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Alfred "Alfie" Hales (b. 1939), former Irish footballer and manager
  • Patricia Ward Hales (1929-1985), British former tennis player
  • Mark Hales (b. 1950), British auto racing driver and instructor

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Hales Historic Events


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Hales Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Edward Hales (b. 1922), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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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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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  6. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Hales Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hales 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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