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The distinguished and ancient surname Haight 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”.

Haight Early Origins



The surname Haight 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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Haight Spelling Variations


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Haight Spelling Variations



Although the name, Haight, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Haig, Haigh, Hague, Hait, Haight, Hate, Haga and others.

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Haight Early History


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Haight Early History



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

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Haight Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Haight Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haight 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 cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Haight family name Haight, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Haight Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Simon Haight, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1628

Haight Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J N Haight, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • R K Haight, aged 45, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1847
  • H Haight, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • E Haight, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • L F Haight, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Haight Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Allen Haight, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • John D Haight, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • John G Haight, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Stephen Haight, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Harrison Haight, who arrived in Canada in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Haight (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Haight (post 1700)



  • Fletcher Mathews Haight (1799-1866), United States federal judge
  • Albert Haight (1842-1926), American lawyer and politician
  • Michael James Haight (b. 1962), former American football offensive lineman
  • Edward Haight (1817-1885), American politician and businessman
  • Henry Haight (1820-1869), American exchange banker and pioneer
  • Charles Coolidge Haight (1841-1917), American architect
  • Charles Haight (1838-1891), American Democratic Party politician
  • David Bruce Haight (1906-2004), oldest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Henry Huntly Haight (1825-1878), American politician, the tenth American Governor of California
  • Alan Haight, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956
  • ... (Another 28 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Haight


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Suggested Readings for the name Haight



  • Haight: A Family History of the Descendants of Stephen Haight and Matura Hubbs by Mary Lynch Young.
  • A Genealogical History of Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families: With Some Account of the Earlier Hyatt Families, A List of the First Settlers of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass. by David W. Hoyt.

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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



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    11. ...

    The Haight Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haight 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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