When Joanna Hale was born on 19 March 1764, in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Deacon Richard Hale, was 47 and her mother, Elizabeth Strong, was 37. She married Nathan Howard in 1782, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 22 April 1838, in her hometown, at the age of 74, and was buried in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States.
English: topographic name for someone who lived in a (usually remote) nook or corner of land, from Old English and Middle English hale, dative of h(e)alh ‘nook, hollow’, or a habitational name from a place so named such as Hale in Cheshire, Hampshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Holme Hale (Norfolk), Hale Street (Kent), and Haile (Cumberland). In northern England the word often has a specialized meaning, denoting a piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, typically one deposited in a bend. See Haugh . In southeastern England it often referred to a patch of dry land in a fen. In some cases the surname may be a habitational name from any of several places in England named with this fossilized inflected form, which would originally have been preceded by a preposition, e.g. in the hale or at the hale. This surname is also established in south Wales.
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céile (see McHale ).
Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Halle .
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