Delahaye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Delahaye family

The surname Delahaye was first found in Cambridgeshire where the family claim descent from "the castle and barony of La Haye-du-Puits, in La Manche, Normandy. The great fief of La Haye-du-Puits, in the arrondissement of Coutances, dates, according to M, de Gerville, from the first partition of Normandy under RoUo, though its regularly continued annals commence only with Turstin Halduc, who held it in the eleventh century, and with his son Eudo founded Lessay Abbey a few years before the Conquest." [1]

"Wilham de la Haya settled in Lothian in the middle of the twelfth century, and was pincema domini Regis, or Butler of Scotland, during the reigns of Malcolm IV, and William the Lion. He married Juliana de Soulis, daughter of Ranulph, Lord of Liddesdale, and died in 1170, leaving two sons: i) William, represented by the Earls of Errol (in the female line) and the Earls of Kinnoull; and ii) Robert, represented by the Marquesses of Tweeddale." [1]

Early History of the Delahaye family

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Delahaye Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Delahay, Delahey, Dalehaye, Delaheye and others.

Early Notables of the Delahaye family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Jacquotte Delahaye (floruit 1656), an English pirate, or buccaneer, active in the Caribbean sea. She was also known as "Back from...
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Delahaye Ranking

In France, the name Delahaye is the 405th most popular surname with an estimated 10,485 people with that name. [2]


United States Delahaye migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Delahaye Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Barthelemy DeLaHaye, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [3]
  • Louis DeLaHaye, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [3]
  • Robert DeLaHaye, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [3]

Canada Delahaye migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Delahaye Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Louis Delahaye, who arrived in Canada in 1664

New Zealand Delahaye migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Delahaye Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John De la Haye, aged 31, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Elizabeth De la Haye, aged 35, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Philip De la Haye, aged 10, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Elizabeth De la Haye, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Mary De la Haye, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
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  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ 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)


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