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Halling Family History

Halling Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): habitational name from Hawling in Gloucestershire or possibly from Halling in Kent. Halling was named in Old English as ‘family or followers of a man called Heall’; Hawling may have the same etymology or it may have meant ‘people from Hallow’ (a place in Worcestershire named in Old English with halh + haga ‘enclosure’), or ‘people at the nook of land’, Old English halh (see Hale 1). German: variant of Häling (see Haling).

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


Similar surnames: Helling, Harling, Dalling, Alling, Holling, Melling, Hilling, Ballin

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Where is the Halling family from?

You can see how Halling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Halling families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Halling families living in British Columbia. This was about 34% of all the recorded Halling's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Halling families in 1911.
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What did your Halling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Halling. 39% of Halling men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Halling women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halling were Machinist and Teacher.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Halling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halling 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 Halling. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Halling. For the veterans among your Halling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halling lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Halling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Halling in 1953 was 54, and 80 in 2004.

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