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Where did the French Lahay family come from? When did the Lahay family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lahay family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Lahaie, Lahay, Lahaye, LaHay, LaHaye, Lahaise, Lahais, Hai, Haie, Hay, Haise, Haeye and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat in the castle and barony of Lahaie-du-Puits in the arrondissement of Coutance from about the year 890. But the annals of the family only start about 1066 when the Sire Eudo de Lahaie accompanied Duke William of Normandy in his conquest of England. He became a great Baron and possessed vast estates in Sussex, Essex and Suffolk, and died in 1098, and the Norman branch of the family continued to flourish.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lahay research. Another 123 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1169, 1169, 1592, 1636, 1596 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Lahay History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 43 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lahay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lahay Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Norman Lahay who settled in Virginia in 1649

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