Hayler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Hayler comes from the name Alard, which is an abbreviated form of the personal name Adelard.

Early Origins of the Hayler family

The surname Hayler was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Hayler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hayler research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1647 is included under the topic Early Hayler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hayler Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hayler were recorded, including Haylard, Haylord, Highlord, Aylearde, Hayllar, Hayler, Ayler and many more.

Early Notables of the Hayler family (pre 1700)

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United States Hayler migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hayler family emigrate to North America:

Hayler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Hayler, who sailed to Virginia in 1651
  • Henry Hayler, who landed in Virginia in 1651 [1]
  • Charity Hayler, who arrived in Maryland in 1653 [1]
Hayler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Hayler, who settled in Philadelphia in 1774
  • Lebart Hayler moved to Philadelphia in 1794
  • Lebart Hayler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1794 [1]
Hayler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hugh Hayler, who arrived in New York in 1836 [1]
  • Benjamin Hayler, who landed in New York in 1836 [1]
  • Isaac Hayler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [1]

New Zealand Hayler 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:

Hayler Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Hayler, (b. 1836), aged 34, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd December 1870 [2]
  • Mrs. Mary A. Hayler, (b. 1844), aged 26, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd December 1870 [2]
  • Mr. James Hayler, (b. 1863), aged 7, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd December 1870 [2]
  • Miss Sarah Hayler, (b. 1869), aged 1, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd December 1870 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hayler (post 1700) +

  • Mel Hayler, Welsh musician
  • Robert W Hayler, Vice Admiral, eponym of USS Hayler (DD-997), a Spruance-class destroyer


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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