hail from

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Ships would declare, by hailing, the port from which they sailed or in which they were registered.


hail from (third-person singular simple present hails from, present participle hailing from, simple past and past participle hailed from)

  1. to be a native of, to come from, to originate from; to have as one's birth place or residence
    My niece speaks French but she hails from Hampshire.