Hayman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hayman reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Hayman family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hayman family lived in Warwickshire. The Hayman, however, does not refer to that area, but is a topographical reference to an enclosure of some sort. The name was originally derived from the Old English word haye, which meant enclosure. [1]

Alternatively, the name could have been an occupational one that referred to "the hayman" or seller of hay. [2]

Early Origins of the Hayman family

The surname Hayman was first found in Warwickshire where one of the first records of the name was Walter Heyman who was listed there in the Subsidy Rolls of Warwickshire in 1332. [1]

Early History of the Hayman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hayman research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1575, 1629, 1618, 1580, 1641, 1580, 1610, 1658, 1640, 1653, 1642, 1723, 1690, 1742, 1708, 1776 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Hayman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hayman Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hayman include Hayman, Heyman and others.

Early Notables of the Hayman family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Robert Hayman (1575-1629), English poet from Newton Abbot, Devon, colonist and Proprietary Governor of Bristol's Hope colony in Newfoundland. He was the eldest of nine children. His father, Nicholas Hayman, was a prosperous citizen and later mayor and MP of both Totnes and Dartmouth. Hayman was appointed the Newfoundland colony's first and only governor in 1618 when Bristol's Society of Merchant Venturers received a charter from King James I of England to establish the settlement. Hayman lived in the colony for fifteen months, primarily in Harbour Grace, before returning to England. Sir Peter Heyman...
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Hayman Ranking

In the United States, the name Hayman is the 8,132nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

Ireland Migration of the Hayman family to Ireland

Some of the Hayman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Hayman migration to the United States +

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Haymans to arrive on North American shores:

Hayman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jer Hayman, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [4]
  • Elizabeth Hayman, who landed in Virginia in 1660 [4]
  • Ed Hayman, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [4]
  • Eleanor Hayman, who arrived in Maryland in 1666 [4]
  • Henry Hayman, who arrived in Maryland in 1666 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hayman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Captain Hayman, who settled in Boston in 1765
  • William Hayman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1774
Hayman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Hayman, who landed in America in 1804 [4]
  • John A Hayman, who arrived in Mississippi in 1844 [4]

Canada Hayman migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hayman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. William Hayman U.E. (b. 1757) born in Argyleshire, Scotland who settled in Country Harbour, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia c. 1783, then Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia he served in the Royal North Carolina Regiment, married to Margaret Maillard they had 12 children [5]
  • Mr. Martin Hayman U.E., "Herman, Heman" born in Sweden who settled in St. Stephen, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Port Matoon Association [5]

Australia Hayman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hayman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Hayman, (b. 1796), aged 30, English clerk from Cheswell who was convicted in India for life, transported aboard the "Cawdry" in 1826, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • Robert Hayman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [7]
  • Matilda Hayman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australian" in 1837 [7]
  • William Hayman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847 [8]
  • Eliza Hayman, aged 33, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Hayman 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:

Hayman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. D. Hayman, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lord Ashley" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th October 1858 [10]
  • Miss Sarah Hayman, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Excelsior" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 17th March 1859 [10]
  • L. Hayman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

West Indies Hayman migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [11]
Hayman Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • William Hayman, who settled in Barbados in 1634
  • Mr. William Hayman, (b. 1598), aged 36, British settler travelling from London, UK arriving in St Christopher (St. Kitts) on 5th January 1634 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hayman (post 1700) +

  • Lillian Hayman (1922-1994), American Tony Award-winning actress and singer
  • Fred Hayman (1925-2016), born Fred Pollag, known as "Mr. Beverly Hills" and "Mr. Rodeo Drive", a Swiss-born American fashion retailer and entrepreneur, founder of Giorgio Beverly Hills, in Beverly Hills, California in 1961
  • Richard Hayman (1920-2014), American arranger, harmonica player and conductor of the St. Louis Symphony
  • Damaris Ann Kennedy Hayman (1929-2021), English actress, from Kensington, London, known for The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Doctor Who and The Young Ones
  • Patrick Hayman (1915-1988), English artist
  • Henry Hayman (1853-1941), English cricketer
  • Darren Russell Hayman (b. 1970), English singer-songwriter and guitarist, founder of Darren Hayman & the Secondary Modern
  • Carole Hayman, English writer, broadcaster and journalist from Kent
  • Francis Hayman (1708-1776), English painter and illustrator, one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768
  • Samuel Hayman (1818-1886), Irish antiquarian writer, eldest son of Matthew Hayman of South Abbey, Youghal, co. Cork [12]
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Hayman Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Coelum non solum
Motto Translation: Heaven not earth.

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retreived 13th January 2021, retreived from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/cawdry)
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The SOUTH AUSTRALIAN 1837-1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837SouthAustralian.htm
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THERESA 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Theresa.htm
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Trafalgar-March.htm
  10. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  11. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  12. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020

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