Haymon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Haymon arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Haymon 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]

Early Origins of the Haymon family

The surname Haymon 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]

Important Dates for the Haymon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haymon research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1575, 1629, 1610, 1658 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Haymon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haymon Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Hayman, Heyman and others.

Early Notables of the Haymon family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Haymon family to Ireland

Some of the Haymon 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.

Haymon migration to the United States

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Haymon name or one of its variants:

Haymon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sym Haymon, who arrived in Virginia in 1864 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Haymon (post 1700)

  • Alan Haymon, American boxing adviser/manager, two-time recipient of the Boxing Writers of America Manager of the Year Award
  • Ava Leavell Haymon, American poet, the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of Louisiana
  • Cynthia Haymon -Coleman (b. 1958), American soprano from Jacksonville, Florida

Citations

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ 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)
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