Show ContentsHayner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Hayner is derived from the Old German word hagen, which means hawthorne or hedge. In medieval Germany, hedges were commonly used to mark out one parcel of land from another; if a piece of land was being farmed, it was surrounded by a hedge more often than not. The word hagen became synonymous with an enclosed piece of land, and it is from that meaning that the name is derived. The name is a local name, given to one living on land enclosed by a hawthorne hedge.

Early Origins of the Hayner family

The surname Hayner was first found in Silesia, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Henczel von dem Hayn in Goerlitz in 1352, and Matz Drausche von Hain in Goerlitz in 1566.

Early History of the Hayner family

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Hayner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hain, Hainn, Haine, Hainel, Haines, Haina, Hainau, Haynau, Hayn, Hayne, Haynes, Hayner, Haino, Hainle, Hainy, Hainisch, Haynisch, Hainan, Hainlein and many more.

Early Notables of the Hayner family

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Hayner Ranking

In the United States, the name Hayner is the 9,325th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Hayner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hayner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Hayner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
  • Johannes Hayner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761
Hayner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anthony Hayner, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [2]
  • Julius Hayner, aged 27, who landed in New York, NY in 1860 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hayner (post 1700) +

  • Michael Laauli "Mike" Hayner (b. 1964), American professional wrestler best known by his ring name Prince Iaukea
  • The Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Hayner, American president of Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Jeannette C. Hayner (1919-2010), American politician, the first woman to be the Majority Leader in the Washington State Senate
  • Fred Ames Hayner (1871-1929), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played in one game with the Pittsburgh Alleghenys in 1890

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  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) on Facebook