Haines History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Haines begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for Haine. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honour of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Alternatively, the name could have been a local name from Haynes or Hawnes, a parish, in the union of Ampthill, hundred of Flitt in Bedfordshire. [1] This parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was recorded as Hagenes. [2] It literally meant "the enclosures." [3] Another source claims the name is from Haisne, near Arras, France. [4]

Early Origins of the Haines family

The surname Haines was first found in the Domesday Book of 1086 where Hagene and Hagana were listed in Herefordshire and Norfolk respectively. [2]

From this early listing, the name evolved and was used as both a forename and surname, as Hagena Jugement was listed in the Pipe Rolls for Suffolk in 1130. It was not until 1198 that we found the name as a surname: Rogerus filius Hane in the Feet of Fines for Norfolk. The same rolls, but for Staffordshire listed Hagan(us) in 1199 and later in Norfolk in 1240. Alicia filia Hahen was listed in the Feet of Fines for Norfolk in 1202 which is very interesting as this would have been one of the first entries for a female or "daughter" to hold lands. [5]

Hugh de Haynes witnessed a charter of Payen de Beauchamp, founding Chicksand Priory, 12th century [4]

Adam filius Hayne was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Lancashire in 1332 and Peter Hain was found in the Pipe Rolls for Dorset in 1200. [5]

Somerset was an early homestead for the family as seen by the following early entries: Ralph Hayne; William Hayne; Alice Heynes; Walter Heynes; and Ade Heynes. All entries were 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [6]

The Yorkshire Poll Rolls of 1379 included: Adam Hauneson; Johannes Hayne; Robertus Haynson; and Thomas Hane as all holding lands there at that time. [7]

Early History of the Haines family

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Haines Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Haines has been recorded under many different variations, including Haines, Hains, Hain, Haine, Haynes, Hainson and many more.

Early Notables of the Haines family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: John Haynes (sometimes spelled Haines) (1594-1653), English colonial magistrate from Messing Essex, one of the founders of the Connecticut Colony, he was on the committee that drafted the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, often referred to as one of the first written constitutions Hezekiah Haynes (died 1693), second son of John Haynes of Copford Hall in Essex, was a supporter of the parliamentary cause during the English Civil War Joseph "Jo" Haines (died 1701), sometimes called Count Haines, was a 17th-century actor, singer, dancer, guitar player, fortune teller, author, and member of the King's Company. "After...
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Ireland Migration of the Haines family to Ireland

Some of the Haines family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Haines migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Haines or a variant listed above:

Haines Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Clement Haines, aged 22, who landed in St Christopher in 1635 [8]
  • Henry Haines, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [8]
  • Richard Haines, who arrived in Virginia in 1645 [8]
  • Robert Haines, who landed in Virginia in 1645 [8]
  • Susanna Haines, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Haines Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Frances Haines, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [8]
  • Nicholous Haines, who settled in Virginia in 1703
  • Nicho Haines, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [8]
  • William Haines, who landed in New England in 1715 [8]
  • Mich Haines, who landed in Virginia in 1723 [8]
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Haines Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J A Haines, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [8]
  • Matthew Haines, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1864 [8]

Canada Haines migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Haines Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Joseph Haines Sr., U.E. (b. 1727) who settled in Four Mile Creek, Niagara, Ontario c. 1776 he died in 1830 married with 6 children [9]
  • Mr. John Haines U.E. (b. 1750) he died in 1780 whilst fighting c. 1780 married twice having 4 children [9]
  • Mr. Joseph Haines U.E. (b. 1726) born in Bavaria who settled in Canada c. 1784 he served in the Kings Royal Regiment of New York, he died in 1802 in Williamsburgh, Ontario [9]
  • Ms. Charlotte Haines D. U.E. (b. 1773) born in New York, USA who settled in Upper Hampstead, Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1784 she was the daughter of John Haines, married William Peters in 1791 she died in 1851 [9]
  • Mr. Nathan Haines U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [9]
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Haines Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Mary Haines, aged 16 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Ellen" departing 27th May 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 10th July 1847 but she died on board [10]
  • R. Haines who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Junior" departing 10th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 3rd July 1847 but they died on board [10]
  • Mr. William Haines, aged 12 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Jessie" departing 18th April 1847 from Limerick, Ireland; the ship arrived on 26th June 1847 but he died on board [10]
  • Cornelius Haines, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875

Australia Haines migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Haines Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

New Zealand Haines 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:

Haines Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Haines, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1842
  • Mr. J. Haines, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Euphemus" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 12th February 1857 [16]
  • William Haines, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860
  • Mr. Charles Haines, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Metropolis" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 16th June 1863 [16]
  • Mr. Edward Haines, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Metropolis" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 16th June 1863 [16]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Haines (post 1700) +

  • John Haines (1924-2011), American poet and educator who had served as the poet laureate of Alaska, Fellow of the Academy of American Poets, 1997
  • Larry Haines (1918-2008), born Larry Hecht, was an American three-time Daytime Emmy Award winning and multiple Tony Award nominated actor, probably best remembered for his role in The Odd Couple (1968)
  • Randa Haines (b. 1945), American three-time Directors Guild of America Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominated film and television director and producer
  • Harry Luther Haines (1880-1947), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district (1931-1939)
  • Brigadier-General Ralph Edward Haines (1883-1976), American Commanding General New York - Philidelphia Frontier Defense Sector (1941-1942) [17]
  • Brigadier-General Oliver Lincoln Haines (1891-1981), American Inspector-General of the Armored Force [18]
  • John Charles Haines (1818-1896), American miller and politician, Mayor of Chicago, Illinois
  • Jesse Joseph "Pop" Haines (1893-1978), American Major League Baseball player
  • Daniel Haines (1801-1877), American jurist who served as the 14th Governor of New Jersey
  • Charles William Haines (1900-1973), American film actor of the silent era
  • ... (Another 73 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Albert M. Haines, aged 31, English Boatswain from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 9 [19]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Robert Wesley Haines, American Seaman Second Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [20]


Suggested Readings for the name Haines +

  • 1008 The Sharp Family of Southern New Jersey: 300 Years in New Jersey 1682-1981 by Albert Stirling Adams.

  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  5. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  6. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  7. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  8. ^ 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)
  9. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  10. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 78)
  11. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/caledonia
  12. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  13. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 3rd November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/buffalo
  14. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  15. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th February 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1837
  16. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  17. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) Ralph Haines. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Haines/Ralph_Edward/USA.html
  18. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) Oliver Haines. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Haines/Oliver_Lincoln/USA.html
  19. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  20. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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