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Origins of the Hale surname

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About the Hales

We have a total number of 124579 records for people with the last name Hale.

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Alternative variations of the name Hale

Hale, Hales, Hayle, Hayles, Hail

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Where do most Hales live?

In 1921, most Hales lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Hales

How common is your surname?

431st most common surname in the UK

We have 105,000 records for the Hale surname. The oldest one dates back to 1539.

Who were Hales most likely to marry?

Hall Or Hale Or Hulls



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What are the most common Hale first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Hales

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Hales in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Hales in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer




Farm Labourer


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