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The distinguished and ancient surname Haigh is Old English in origin, and traces its history back to the Middle Ages, when the island of Britain was inhabited by the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the Old English "haga" or the Old Norse "hagi," which both mean "dweller by the haw." It is likely that the name was first borne by someone who lived near a hedged field or enclosure. Although now the name is pronounced as a single syllable, it was originally pronounced as two, as can be seen from the spelling “Hag-he”. Most likely, the second syllable was a hard “g” sound; the name was probably pronounced “hah-geh”.

Haigh Early Origins



The surname Haigh was first found in Yorkshire, where Jollan de Hagh was recorded in 1229. The Scottish branch lived in Bemersyde for many centuries after their arrival in Scotland.

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Haigh Spelling Variations


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Haigh Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Haigh occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Haig, Haigh, Hague, Hait, Haight, Hate, Haga and others.

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Haigh Early History


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Haigh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haigh research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1800 and 1861 are included under the topic Early Haigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Haigh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Haigh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haigh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Haigh, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Haigh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Haigh, aged 28, landed in New Jersey in 1812
  • Samuel Haigh, aged 40, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • Amos, Benjamin, Charles, Fred, John, Joseph, Samuel Haigh arrived in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860
  • David Haigh, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Haigh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Haigh, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • Frederick Haigh arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848
  • John Haigh arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1849
  • Allen Haigh, aged 24, a whiter, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"
  • Samuel Haigh, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"

Haigh Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Haigh landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • George Haigh, aged 33, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Haigh, aged 35, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Abraham Haigh, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • George Haigh, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Haigh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Haigh (post 1700)



  • Edward E. Haigh (1867-1953), American 19th century Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Nancy Haigh, American set designer who has received five Academy Award nominations
  • Jennifer Haigh, American novelist and short story writer
  • William Haigh, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Huddersfield, 1863, 1868-70
  • Walter F. Haigh, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Salem, 1948; Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Salem, 1956
  • Rowe W. Haigh, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1932
  • Jane G. Haigh (b. 1951), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Alaska State Senate District P, 1998; Candidate for Alaska State House of Representatives 32nd District, 2000
  • Henry Allyn Haigh (1854-1942), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1892; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1896
  • Daniel Henry Haigh (1819-1879), noted English Victorian scholar of Anglo-Saxon history and literature
  • John Haigh (1928-2007), English footballer
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Haigh Historic Events


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Haigh Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Samuel Ernest Haigh, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Harold Haigh, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sola Virtus Invicta
Motto Translation: Virtue alone is invincible


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Haigh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haigh 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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