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Hair History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Scottish


The surname Hair was most likely originally a nickname for someone hare-like, perhaps a fast runner. It comes from the Old English word "hara," meaning "a hare."


Early Origins of the Hair family


The surname Hair was first found in Surrey, where Walter le Hare was on record in 1166, and again in 1171 in the Pipe Rolls for that County. Later some of the family branched to Stow-Bardolph in Norfolk where "the lands are the property of Sir Thomas Hare, Bart., whose seat, Stow Hall, is a handsome mansion finely situated. The church is chiefly in the later English style, with a square embattled tower; on the north side of the chancel is the mausoleum of the Hare family, in which are many splendid monuments." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Hair family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hair research.
Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1197, 1309, 1601, 1602, 1484, 1557, 1539, 1540, 1606, 1667, 1636 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Hair History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hair Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hair family name include Hare, Hares, Hair and others.

Early Notables of the Hair family (pre 1700)


Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hair Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hair family to Ireland


Some of the Hair family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hair family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hair surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hair Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Hair, aged 33, who landed in New Yolk in 1719 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Christopher Hair, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Christopher Hair, aged 21, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Hair Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hair, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Hair, who arrived in New York in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Frederick Hair, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Hair, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Hair Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick P Hair, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1826

Hair Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hair, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Susannah" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUSANNAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Susannah.htm
  • Michael Hair, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • Patrick Hair, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • Mary Hair, aged 17, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Omega"

Hair Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Hair, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Middlesex
  • William Hair, aged 40, a farm labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Margaret Hair, aged 28, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Ann Hair, aged 9, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Mr. William Hair, (b. 1800), aged 40, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Slains Castle" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 25th January 1841 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hair (post 1700)


  • T. E. Hair, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1884 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sarah Hair, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii, 2004 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mattox Hair, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 4th District, 1992 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lacy Hair, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John S. Hair, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. W. Hair, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1916 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George W. Hair, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1956 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George E. Hair, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 47th District, 1895-98 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. Edwin Hair, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936; Mayor of Benton, Illinois, 1942, 1953-54; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 25th District, 1952 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUSANNAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Susannah.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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