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Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsHales

Meaning & History

Scottish habitational name from Hailes in Lothian, originally in East Lothian, named from the Middle English genitive or plural form of hall ‘hall’.
English habitational name from Hailes in Gloucestershire, which is named from an old British river name meaning ‘polluted’. Compare Welsh halog ‘dirty’.
English variant spelling of Hales.
Added 10/9/2016 by LMS