Hains History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The origins of the name Hains are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture 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 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 Hains family
The surname Hains 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 Hains family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hains research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1594, 1653, 1693 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Hains History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hains Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hains family name include Haines, Hains, Hain, Haine, Haynes, Hainson and others.
Early Notables of the Hains 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 Hains family to Ireland
Some of the Hains family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hains migration to the United States
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hains surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Hains Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Henry Hains, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
- Richard Hains and his wife Anne settled in Virginia in 1643
- Robert Hains, who arrived in Virginia in 1646
- Jane Hains, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 
- Mathew Hains, who arrived in Virginia in 1661 
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Hains Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Moses Hains, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775 
Hains Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Hains, who arrived in New York in 1807 
- Friedrick Hains, aged 23, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 
- Jacob Hains, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 
- Joseph Hains, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1867 
Hains migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hains Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Alexander Hains U.E. who settled in Sissiboo, Nova Scotia c. 1784 listed on the Muster Roll at Gulliver's Hole, St. Mary's Bay and Sissiboo 
- Mr. Joseph Hains U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 
- Mr. Michael Hains U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 
Hains migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Hains Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Charles Hains, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 
- Thomas Hains, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847 
- Joseph Hains, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent" 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hains (post 1700)
- Peter Conover Hains III (1901-1998), American Army cavalry officer and athlete who competed at the 1928 Olympic Games
- Peter Conover Hains (1840-1921), American Major General in the United States Army
- Thornton Jenkins Hains (1866-1953), popular American sea novelist
- C. W. Hains, American Republican politician, White Republican Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 1st District, 1920 
- Peter Hains (b. 1872), Army Captain convicted of killing his wife's lover
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