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Hales Surname Origin

(Locality). From a village in Gloucestershire, and also a town in Norfolk, England. In Cornish British, it signifies low, level lands washed by a river or the sea; a moor. Playfair says, 'The word Hales is a compound one, being formed of the Saxon Hale or Heile, strong, healthy, and ley, etc. Others derive it from Halig, Saxon, holy.


Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.




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