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 201 words (14 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.
Migration of the Hayhoe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hayhoe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Hayhoe, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Gloucester" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GLOUCESTER 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtmL
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
Historic Events for the Hayhoe family
- 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
- Mr. Edward Hayhoe, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html