Updated April 17, 2022

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Greek : probably from Turkish halâs ‘exemption’, a status name for someone who was exempt from payment of rent or taxes.
  • English (Yorkshire) : variant of Hollows.
  • Possibly an altered spelling of Czech Halas, a nickname for a noisy person, from halas ‘uproar’, from halasit ‘to be noisy’.