Hayhoe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Hayhoe is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in or beside an enclosed region. The surname Hayhoe originally derived from the Old English word hegham which referred to an enclosed dwelling.

Early Origins of the Hayhoe family

The surname Hayhoe was first found in Cheshire 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 Hayhoe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hayhoe research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1440, 1560, 1495, 1571, 1554, 1555, 1568, 1634 and 1545 are included under the topic Early Hayhoe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hayhoe Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hayhoe has been spelled many different ways, including Hyam, Hyams, Hygham, Hyham, Higham, Highams and many more.

Early Notables of the Hayhoe family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir Clement Higham, (also Heigham), of Barrow Hall, Suffolk, (1495-1571), a Member of Parliament, Speaker of the House of Commons (1554-1555), Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer...
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hayhoe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Hayhoe migration to Australia +

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

Hayhoe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Hayhoe, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Gloucester" [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hayhoe (post 1700) +

  • Bernard "Barney" John Hayhoe PC (1925-2013), Baron Hayhoe, a British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Heston and Isleworth (1970-1974), Privy Councillor in 1985

HMS Cornwall
  • Richard Albert Hayhoe (d. 1942), British Telegraphist aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [2]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Edward Hayhoe, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [3]


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLOUCESTER 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtmL
  2. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
  3. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html


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