There are several possible origins for this surname. The name may be derived from the Old English word "heghen" meaning a "farm or holding," in which case, the name may have come from the place of residence of the initial bearer. Alternatively, the surname may be derived from the Old English word "heyne" meaning "a mean person," and may have come from a characteristic of the initial bearer.
Council Area, where the name has long been associated with the barony of Halywode.
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of this family name include: Haining, Hain, Hainning, Henning, Haning, Hanning and others.
Some of the Homs family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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