Hayne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Irish name Hayne was originally written in a Gaelic form as O hEidhin, which may be derived from "eidhean" meaning "ivy."

Early Origins of the Hayne family

The surname Hayne was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Hayne family

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Hayne Spelling Variations

People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Hayne that are preserved in archival documents are O'Heyne, O'Haine, Hayne, Heyne and others.

Early Notables of the Hayne family (pre 1700)

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United States Hayne migration to the United States +

Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Hayne name:

Hayne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Walter Hayne, aged 55, who arrived in New England in 1638 [1]
Hayne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Christi Hayne, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]
  • John Christr Hayne, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]
  • John Michael Hayne, who landed in America in 1765 [1]
Hayne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elien Hayne, who arrived in New York, NY in 1843 [1]
  • Elisabeth Hayne, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • John Hayne, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874 [1]

Canada Hayne migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hayne Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Hayne, aged 55, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Alchymist" from Falmouth, Cornwall, England
  • Mr. Edwin Hayne, (b. 1834), aged 21, English settler, from Exeter, Devon, England, UK departing from Falmouth destined for Quebec, Canada aboard the ship "Barque John" on 3rd May 1855 which sank after striking the reef, he survived the sinking [2]

Australia Hayne migration to Australia +

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

Hayne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Hayne, (b. 1872), aged 18, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Taroba" arriving in Queensland, Australia on 22nd July 1890 [3]

New Zealand Hayne 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:

Hayne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • C H Hayne, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Norman Morrison" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in 1854 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hayne (post 1700) +

  • Robert Young Hayne (1791-1839), American politician, United States Senator from South Carolina (1823-1832)
  • Friedrich Gottlob Hayne (1763-1832), German botanist, taxonomist, pharmacist and professor
  • Kevin John "Shane" Hayne (b. 1967), Australian rugby league from Wellington, New South Wales
  • Kenneth Madison Hayne AC (b. 1945), Australian Justice of the High Court of Australia
  • Jarryd Lee Hayne (b. 1988), Australian professional rugby league footballer
  • Joseph Hayne Rainey (1832-1887), first African American to serve in the United States House of Representatives
  • Joseph Hayne Rainey (1832-1887), American Republican politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate, 1869; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1870-79 [5]
  • William Hayne Leavell (1850-1930), American Democrat politician, U.S. Minister to Guatamala, 1913-18 [6]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/wreck_of_emigrant_ship_john_1855.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_queensland.pdf
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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