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OTHER FORMS: Hales
CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 10/9/2016
Meaning & History
Scottish habitational name from Hailes in Lothian, originally in East Lothian, named from the Middle English genitive or plural form of hall
English habitational name from Hailes in Gloucestershire, which is named from an old British river name meaning ‘polluted’. Compare Welsh halog
English variant spelling of Hales