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Halifax Surname Origin

(Origin Saxon) Locality. From the city of Halifax, in Yorkshire, England, so called from Halig, holy, and faex, hair--holy hair; from the sacred hair of a certain virgin whom a clerk beheaded because she would not comply with his desires. She was afterward canonized. From this circumstance, the village was also called Horton, from Haer, Saxon, hair, and ton, a town.


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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