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Haile Name Meaning

English: northern or occasional form of Hale or a habitational name from a place called with Old English halh ‘nook hollow’ such as Haile (Cumberland) or the frequent Hale (for example in Cheshire Hampshire Kent and Lincolnshire). English and Scottish: variant of Hail . Ethiopian and Eritrean: from the personal name Haile which is interpreted as ‘my power’ in the Ge’ez Amharic or related languages. It often forms part of a Christian name such as Hailemariam and in this case it translates as ‘power of’. Compare Hayle — Note: Since Ethiopians and Eritreans do not have hereditary surnames this name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hale, Hailes, Harle, Faile, Hails, Baile, Haine, Haidle, Vaile, Hazle

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Where is the Haile family from?

You can see how Haile families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haile family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haile families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 79 Haile families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 26% of all the recorded Haile's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Haile families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haile surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haile ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Haile. 47% of Haile men worked as a Bricklayer and 68% of Haile women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haile were Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic D. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Bricklayer
    47%
  • Retired
    24%
  • Gardener (jobbing)
    16%
  • Colliery Hewer
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Household Duties
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic D
    4%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Haile. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haile census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Haile. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Haile. For the veterans among your Haile ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haile lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Haile life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Haile in 1950 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

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