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hail from (some place)
to come from some place as one's hometown or birthplace; to originate in some place. He hails from a small town in the Midwest. Where do you hail from?
hail from somewhere
to come from a place Both John and Liza hail from South Carolina.
Usage notes: sometimes used in referring to someone's background: Many of our students hail from poor backgrounds.
Come from, originate from, as in He hails from Oklahoma. This term originally referred to the port from which a ship had sailed. [Mid-1800s]
To come or originate from some place: My boss hails from Texas. The governor hails from a small rural town.