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Origins Available: English, Irish
Hayes is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hayes family lived in Herefordshire. This name, however, does not refer to that municipality, but is topographical in nature and indicates that the original bearer lived near an enclosure of some sort. It derives from the Old English word haye, which means enclosure. 
The surname Hayes was first found in Herefordshire where Bartholomew de la Hase held a fief in 1165. He claimed descent from Hayes near Blois, Normandy.  For this early origin, the name was listed in a few locations, specifically, Norfolk, where some of the first records of the name were Edorard de lis Heys and John del Heys who were listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same rolls listed Nicholaa de la Hay in Lincolnshire.  William de Hayes was listed in Northamptonshire in the 13th century as a follower of John Giffard (1232-1299), the English nobleman, but had his house plundered after the Battle of Evesham in 1265.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Hayes are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hayes include Hayes, Hayse, Hays and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hayes research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1637, 1694, 1663, 1672, 1641, 1712, 1686, 1703, 1768 and 1831 are included under the topic Early Hayes History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 133 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hayes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hayes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Hayes, or a variant listed above:
Hayes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Hayes, who settled in Virginia in 1635
- Hugh Hayes, who landed in Virginia in 1635
- Rich Hayes, who landed in Virginia in 1635
- Peter Hayes, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
- Mary Hayes, who landed in Virginia in 1637
Hayes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Margt Hayes, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
- William Hayes, who landed in Baltimore, NW in 1720
- Johan Hayes, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
- Judah Hayes, who landed in New York, NY in 1741
- John Hayes, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766
Hayes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Matthias Hayes, aged 32, arrived in Virginia in 1813
- Walter C Hayes, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813
- Eleanor Hayes, who arrived in New York in 1824
- Alexander Hayes, who landed in New York in 1824
- Patrick Hayes, who arrived in Aranzazu or Copano, Tex in 1829
Hayes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Michael I Hayes, who arrived in Arkansas in 1903
Hayes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Thomas Hayes U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 24 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York
- Mrs.HannahHayes U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 75 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York
- Mr. Peter Hayes U.E. (b. 1755) born in Rochester, New Hampshire, USA who settled in Shefford Township, Eastern Townships [La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality], Quebec c. 1784 he died in 1834, an associate of Capt. John Savage, married to Sarah Berry they had 6 children
Hayes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Michael Hayes, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831
- Jeremiah Hayes, aged 28, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the barque "Independence" from Kinsale
- Timothy Hayes, aged 25, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the barque "Independence" from Kinsale
- Catharine Hayes, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the barque "Independence" from Kinsale
- William Hayes, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork
Hayes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Hayes, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
- John Hayes, a bricklayer, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
- William Hayes, a shoemaker, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
- Robert Hayes, a whitesmith, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
Hayes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Hayes, aged 45, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
- Hannah Hayes, aged 32, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
- Isabella Hayes, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
- Thomas Hayes, aged 5, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inchinnan" in 1852
- Lydia Hayes arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- Peter Lind Hayes (1915-1998), born Joseph Conrad Lind, an American vaudeville entertainer, songwriter, and film and television actor
- D Hayes, American passenger from USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979
- Janet Gray Hayes (1926-2014), American politician, the 60th mayor of San Jose, California (1975-1983)
- David Hayes (1931-2013), American sculptor
- Brigadier-General Wolcott Paige Hayes (1894-1967), American Commanding General Antilles Air Command, San Juan, Puerto Rico (1944)
- Major-General Thomas Jay Hayes (1888-1967), American Chief of Industrial Service, Ordnance Department (1942-1945)
- Major-General Philip Hayes (1887-1949), American Commanding General 3rd Service Command (1943-1945)
- Joseph Hayes (1918-2006), American author and playwright best known for his novel, Broadway play, and movie "The Desperate Hours", the latter starring Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March
- Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. (1942-2008), American soul and funk singer-songwriter, musician, Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner
- Patrick Joseph Hayes (1867-1938), American Catholic clergyman, archbishop of New York City from 1919-1938, and cardinal from 1924
- Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Bazeal Hayes of Charley, Lawrence County, Kentucky by Lora Thelma Chandler Walter.
- Hayes and Allied Families of Gloucester County, Virginia: The Descendants of William Hayes and Elizabeth Foster by Melinde Hatfield.
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