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The Haey surname is a local name derived from the name of the Island of Hoy, written in the 13th as Haey, or "high island." The island of Hoy is the second largest in the Orkneys. There is also thought to have been a place so named near the England- Scotland border, but it no longer exists.
The surname Haey was first found in the Island region of Orkney (Gaelic: Insi Orc, “Island of the wild pigs”) the historic northernmost island region of Scotland, an early Pictish land, which came to be a stronghold of the Vikings from the 9th century.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoy, Haey, Hooy and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haey research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1653, 1659 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Haey History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Haey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Haey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Haey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
The Haey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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