Hayley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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While many Irish names are quite familiar to us, their original Gaelic forms are often forgotten and mysterious. The original Gaelic form of the name Hayley is O hEalaighthe, which is derived from the word "ealadhach," which means "ingenious." Another Gaelic form of the surname is O hEilidhe, which is derived from the word "eilidhe," which means "claimant."
Early Origins of the Hayley family
The surname Hayley was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Hayley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hayley research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1309, 1800, 1724, 1794, 1656, 1741, 1579, 1701, 1690 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Hayley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hayley Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best due to competing dialects and languages, and the general illiteracy of the population. Research into the name Hayley revealed many spelling variations, including Haly, Haley, Haily, Hely, Healy, Healey, O'Healey, O'Haly and many more.
Early Notables of the Hayley family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Edmond (Edmund) Halley, FRS (1656-1741), an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist who is best known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley's Comet. He was born in Haggerston, in east London, but his family came from Derbyshire.
Patrick O'Healy, was a Franciscan Bishop of Mayo...
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Hayley migration to the United States
Ireland experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the late 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape such hunger and disease. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Hayley:
Typical Hayley Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Hayley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jerome Hayley, who landed in Maryland in 1637 
Hayley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Daniel Hayley, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 
Hayley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Edward Hayley, aged 18, who landed in America in 1822 
- Ellen Hayley, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1849 
- Timothy Hayley, aged 22, who arrived in New York, NY in 1854 
Hayley migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Hayley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Michael Hayley, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
- Ann Hayley, aged 40, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
- Catherine Hayley, aged 12, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
- Mr. Abraham Hayley, (b. 1855), aged 22, Cornish farm labourer travelling aboard the ship "St. Lawrence" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 8th June 1877 
- Mrs. Amelia Hayley, (b. 1857), aged 20, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "St. Lawrence" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 8th June 1877 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Hayley (post 1700)
- Mrs. Melissa Hayley Mead M.B.E.,, British National Projects Coordinator for UK Sepsis Trust, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Raising Awareness of Sepsis 
- Richard Hayley Lever (1875-1958), Australian-born, American painter, etcher, lecturer and art teacher
- Mrs. Hayley Rogers C.B.,, British Parlimentary Counsel for the Office of the Parlimentary Counsel, was appointed Companion of the Order of Bath on 8th June 2018, for services to the Preperation of Legislation 
- Hayley Bolding, Australian entrepreneur, co-founder of Atma, awarded Young Australian of the Year in 2013
- Hayley Barna, American entrepreneur and venture capitalist who co-founded Birchbox in 2009
- Hayley Marsten, Australian country music singer-songwriter, from Gladstone in Central Queensland
- Hayley Haining (b. 1972), British runner at the 2008 Olympic Games
- Hayley Crofts (b. 1988), New Zealand netball player
- Hayley Evetts (b. 1976), English singer, TV presenter and stage actor
- Hayley Stockman (b. 1985), New Zealand netball player
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