Haire History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name Haire comes from Ir. O'hlr means descendant of Ir.

Early Origins of the Haire family

The surname Haire was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, 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.

Early History of the Haire family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haire research. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1760, 1775, 1792, 1795, 1834, 1842, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Haire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haire Spelling Variations

Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Haire has been spelled Hare, Hair, Hehir, Hehr, Heher and others.

Early Notables of the Haire family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Haire family to Ireland

Some of the Haire family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Haire migration to the United States +

Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Haire family emigrate to North America:

Haire Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Haire, who settled in Virginia in 1642
  • James Haire, who landed in Virginia in 1642 [1]
  • Robert Haire, who landed in Maryland in 1660-1665 [1]
Haire Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Bryan Haire, who arrived in Virginia in 1717 [1]
Haire Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Haire, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]

Australia Haire migration to Australia +

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

Haire Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Francis Haire, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849 [2]
  • Mary Haire, aged 38, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851 [3]
  • James Haire, aged 14, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851 [3]
  • James Haire, aged 14, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Prince Regent" [3]
  • Mary Haire, aged 38, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Prince Regent" [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Haire 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:

Haire Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Margaret Haire, Australian settler travelling from Sydney aboard the ship "Earl Durham" arriving in Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand in 1841 [4]
  • Mr. Joseph Haire, Australian settler travelling from Sydney aboard the ship "Earl Durham" arriving in Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand in 1841 [4]
  • Thomas Haire, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Haire (post 1700) +

  • John Edwin Haire (1908-1966), Baron Haire of Whiteabbey, a British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Wycombe (1945-1951)
  • Justin Haire, American college head coach of the Campbell Fighting Camels baseball team
  • Dirk Haire (b. 1967), American attorney and Republican politician
  • Charles Sidney Haire (1857-1925), American co-founder of Link & Haire, an architectural firm in Montana in 1906
  • Robert Phillip Haire (b. 1936), American politician, member of the North Carolina General Assembly in 2010
  • Norman W. Haire, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 32nd Circuit, 1891-1905; resigned 1905 [5]
  • Elias Haire, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Washtenaw County 4th District, 1865-66; Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1900 [5]
  • Norman Haire (1892-1952), born Norman Zions, an Australian medical practitioner and sexologist, often named "the most prominent sexologist in Britain"
  • Garry Haire (b. 1963), English former professional footballer who played from 1981 to 1985
  • Ryan Samuel Haire (b. 1981), Irish cricketer who played for the Ireland National Team in 2000


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "MADAWASKA" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Madawaska.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851PrinceRegent.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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