Show ContentsHaylor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Haylor name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the name Alard, which is an abbreviated form of the personal name Adelard.

Early Origins of the Haylor family

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

Early History of the Haylor family

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Haylor Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Haylor family name include Haylard, Haylord, Highlord, Aylearde, Hayllar, Hayler, Ayler and many more.

Early Notables of the Haylor family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Haylor 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:

Haylor Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Haylor, (b. 1858), aged 21, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Lyttleton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1879 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Haylor (post 1700) +

  • Larry Haylor (1946-2022), Canadian college football coach, inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2014

  1. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from on Facebook