Hainey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Hainey is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came 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 honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Hainey family
The surname Hainey was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Hainey family
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Hainey 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. Hainey has been recorded under many different variations, including Haines, Hains, Hain, Haine, Haynes, Hainson and others.
Early Notables of the Hainey 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...
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Migration of the Hainey family to Ireland
Some of the Hainey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Hainey 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 Hainey or a variant listed above:
Hainey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Hainey, who settled in Ohio in 1890
Contemporary Notables of the name Hainey (post 1700)
- Tomas Hainey, Canadian silver medalist in swimming at the 1988 Summer Paralympics
- William "Billy" Hainey (b. 1939), Scottish former professional footballer