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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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Halse. 25% of Halse men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Halse women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halse were Wholesale Grocer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Student
  • Railway Clerk
  • Wholesale Grocer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Servant

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

Halse Historical Records

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Passenger List

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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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