When Susan Malvina Hale was born on 6 September 1837, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, her father, Lewis Dudley Hale, was 32 and her mother, Susan Wright, was 29. She married Lewis Peyton Vaught on 13 January 1858, in Grayson, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Elk Creek, Grayson, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 19 June 1898, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, at the age of 60.
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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