Haye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Haye. It comes from in ancient chronicles where the tradition relating this distinguished Pictish family of Hay begins during an attack by the Danes in the reign of Kenneth III of Scotland in 980. The defeated Scottish army retired through a narrow pass near Lochnarty in Perthshire which was later defended by a local farmer and his two sons. Upbraiding the retiring Scottish army, the farmer rallied the retreating Scottish and eventually defeated the Danes. They took the yokes from the oxen with which they were ploughing, and so belaboured the invaders as to drive them from the field, amidst shouts of Hay! Hay! The King rewarded the family with many grants of land including the Carse of Gowrie on the River Tay, traditionally marked by the limit of a falcon's flight, six miles in length. There is a monument still extant called the Falcon's Stone marking the falcon's place of rest.  The king also assigned three shields or escutcheons for the arms of the family, to intimate that the father and his two sons had been the three fortunate shields of Scotland.
Early Origins of the Haye family
The surname Haye was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, but looking further back we find Hay family of Normandy was of considerable rank and importance in the year 823 AD.
Significantly, the family held a Coat of Arms from ancient times that consisted of three red shields on a silver background. They also held many baronies, including the Castle and Barony of La Hai-du-puits in Coutances from whence the Sire-de-la-haie came.
He accompanied Duke William of Normandy in his conquest of England and was granted vast estates in Sussex, Essex and Suffolk, as recorded in the Domesday Book. He died in 1098, his daughter marrying her cousin Robert de la Haie, Count of Mortain. William de Haya, who first settled in Scotland was probably Robert's son, and he witnessed charters by King Malcolm IV in 1160 AD. 
Early History of the Haye family
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Haye Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Haye has appeared Hay, Haye, Haya, Mac Garaidh (Gaelic) and others.
Early Notables of the Haye family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir Gilbert de la Haye (d. 1333), Lord High Constable of Scotland from 1309; Gilbert Hay (c.1403), Scottish poet and translator, author of "The Buik of King Alexander the Conquerour" and other works; Sir Thomas de la Hay (c. 1342-1406), Lord High Constable of Scotland, third member of the Hay family to hold this post, his predecessor was David Hay; John Hay, 1st...
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In France, the name Haye is the 2,217th most popular surname with an estimated 2,879 people with that name. 
Migration of the Haye family to Ireland
Some of the Haye family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Haye migration to the United States +
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Haye name:
Haye Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Haye, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 
Haye Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Louis DeLa Haye, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 
- Robert DeLa Haye, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 
- Barthelemy DeLa Haye, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 
- Thomas Haye, aged 10, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1785 
- Louis Haye, aged 6, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1785 
Haye Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Margaret Haye, aged 29, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 
Haye migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Haye Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Sarah Haye, aged 13, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Betsy Heron" from Belfast, Ireland
Haye migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Haye Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Anne Haye, aged 26, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
- Margaret Haye, aged 26, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
- Miss Mary Haye, (b. 1831), aged 26, Cornish housemaid departing from Plymouth on 5th June 1857 aboard the ship "Undaunted" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 20th August 1857 
Haye 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:
Haye Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- H Haye, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842
Haye migration to West Indies +
The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Haye Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
- Wrn Haye, aged 21, who arrived in Jamaica in 1683 
- William Haye, aged 21, who landed in Jamaica in 1683 
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The Haye 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: Serva jugum
Motto Translation: Keep the yoke.
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