Hailes Family History

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Hailes Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Hailes in Lothian, originally in East Lothian, named from the Middle English genitive or plural form of hall ‘hall’. English: habitational name from Hailes in Gloucestershire, which is named from an old British river name meaning ‘polluted’. Compare Welsh halog ‘dirty’. English: variant spelling of Hales.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hales, Hanley, Hailey, Bailes, Sales, Hails, Halle, Haile, Hames

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Hailes Family Origin

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Hailes Family Occupations

What did your Hailes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hailes. 32% of Hailes men worked as a General Labourer and 83% of Hailes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hailes were Builders Carpenter joiner and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • House Painter
  • Railway Signalman
  • Builders Carpenter joiner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hailes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hailes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hailes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 959 immigration records available for the last name Hailes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hailes. For the veterans among your Hailes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hailes Life Expectancy

What is the average Hailes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hailes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Hailes in 1955 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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