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Halse Name Meaning

English: from Middle English hals ‘neck’ (Old English h(e)als). This was a nickname for a man with a long neck or for a conspicuous sufferer from goiter (a common affliction in medieval times). English (Devon): topographic name denoting someone living on a neck of land (from Middle English atte halse ‘at the neck’), or a habitational name from either of two places in Devon and Somerset named Halse, from this word. To a lesser extent Halse in Northamptonshire, named from Old English hals + hoh ‘ridge’, may also have contributed to the surname. Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads in the county of Møre og Romsdal. The farmsteads are so named from the Old Norse dative singular of hals ‘neck’, referring to a neck of land, or a ridge between two valleys.

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

Similar surnames: Hale, Halsey, Hulse, Hase, Hall, Halle, Hasse, Happe, Balke, Haas

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Halse Family Origin

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Halse Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Halse occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Halse's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Halse. A less common occupation for the Halse family was Charwoman.

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Halse Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Halse Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Halse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Halse in 1963 was 62, and 82 in 2004.

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