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From the Old English h(e)alh - nook, hollow or recess.

There was no single family which first took the name; it emerged independently across many parts of the United Kingdom - they took their name from where they lived. People who lived in a "halh", - which was a specialised term for the slightest hollow which could afford shelter to a settlement, as opposed to the larger "cumb" or valley - could be found all over the country.

*Alan Hale, Sr., American actor
*Alan Hale, Jr., American actor
*Barbara Hale, American actress
*Bob Hale (philosopher), British Philosopher
*David Hale (footballer), in the Australian Football League
*David Hale (Whitewater)
*Edward Everett Hale, American author and Unitarian clergyman
*Enoch Hale, New Hampshire Militia officer during the American Revolutionary War and brother of colonel Nathan Hale
*Gareth Hale, British comedian
*George Ellery Hale, astronomer, and two craters and a telescope named after him:
**Hale (lunar crater)
**Hale (Martian crater)
**Hale telescope
*Irving Hale, an American general in the Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars
*Sir Matthew Hale (1609 - 1679) Lord Chief Justice of England
*Matthew F. Hale (b. 1971), leader of the white supremacist group formerly known as the World Church
*Nathan Hale, spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War
*Nathan Hale (colonel), officer in the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment during the American Revolutionary War
*Robert Hale (Maine) (1889–1976), U.S. Representative from Maine
*Robert Beverly Hale (1901–1985), art writer and curator
*Robert S. Hale (1822–1881), U.S. Representative from New York
*Ruth Hale (feminist) (1887-1934)
*Ruth Hale (playwright and actress) (1908–2003)
*Terry Lee Hale, an American singer/songwriter
*Sarah Josepha Hale, an American writer
*William Hale (professor), specialist on Turkish politics
*William Gardner Hale, American classical scholar

See also MacHale.

Given name

*Hale Irwin, American golfer

In fiction

* Cornelia Hale, character from "W.I.T.C.H."
* Daniel Hale, character from "Prison Break"
* Jasper Hale and Rosalie Hale, characters from "Twilight" (novel)
* John Hale, character from "The Crucible"
* Margaret Hale, heroine of "North and South"
* Sgt. Nathan Hale, the main character of the PlayStation 3 videogame ""
* Steve Hale, character from "Full House"


*Hale, Greater Manchester, in the borough of Trafford, Greater Manchester
*Hale, Halton, in the borough of Halton, Cheshire
*Hale, Hampshire
*Hale, Surrey
*Great Hale and Little Hale (formally, together just known as Hale), in Lincolnshire;United States
*Hale, Colorado
*Hale, Minneapolis, Minnesota
*Mount Hale (New Hampshire), a peak in the White Mountains
*Honolulu Hale, Hawaii
*Hale County, Alabama

Other uses

*Hale (band), a local band in the Philippines
**Hale, album from OPM band Hale
*Robert Hale, a publishing company
*HALE, a high-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
*Hale School, an independent boys' school in Perth, Western Australia
*Camp Hale, an alpine military training camp in Colorado

ee also

* Hales, in Norfolk, England
* Hales (surname)

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  • HALE (E. E.) — HALE EDWARD EVERETT (1822 1909) Né dans le Massachusetts, à Boston, au cœur de la Nouvelle Angleterre, Edward Everett Hale appartient à une vieille famille du Nouveau Monde, puisqu’il est le petit neveu de Nathan Hale, héros de la révolution… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • hale — [heıl] adj [: Old English; Origin: hal] hale and hearty someone, especially an old person, who is hale and hearty is very healthy and active ▪ She s still hale and hearty at 74 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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