The name Haymes is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Cumberland
, where their name is derived from Hames Hall.
Early Origins of the Haymes family
The surname Haymes was first found in Cumberland
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 Haymes family
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Haymes Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Haymes are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Haymes include: Hames, Haymes and others.
Early Notables of the Haymes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haymes family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Haymes or a variant listed above: Clement Hames settled in St. Christopher in 1635; along with Thomas; William Hames settled in Virginia in 1623; Richard and Thomas Hames settled in Barbados in 1634..
Contemporary Notables of the name Haymes (post 1700)