names to come from Britain, Hayhoe is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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.
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.
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.