Hales Family History

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Hales Name Meaning

English (widespread, especially in the southeast): from the genitive singular or nominative plural form of Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’ (see Hale). Irish: when not of English origin, this may be a variant of Healy or McHale.

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

Similar surnames: Hale, Hayes, Hailes, Eales, Sales, Gales, Haler, Hayles, Hames, Haley

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Hales Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hales name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hales. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Hales Family Origin

Where is the Hales family from?

Hales Family Occupations

What did your Hales ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hales occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Hales's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hales. A less common occupation for the Hales family was Bricklayer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Bricklayer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hales ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hales Historical Records

What Hales family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 122,000 census records available for the last name Hales. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hales 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hales. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Hales. For the veterans among your Hales ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hales Life Expectancy

What is the average Hales lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hales life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hales in 1943 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hales

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hales ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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