Show ContentsHaynie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Haynie originally appeared in Gaelic as O hEighnigh.

Early Origins of the Haynie family

The surname Haynie was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Haynie family

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Haynie Spelling Variations

The archives that survive today demonstrate the difficulty experienced by the scribes of this period in their attempts to record these names in writing. Spelling variations of the name Haynie dating from that time include Heaney, Heany, Hegney, Hegeany, Heagney, Heeney and others.

Early Notables of the Haynie family (pre 1700)

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Haynie Ranking

In the United States, the name Haynie is the 6,178th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Haynie family

Thousands of Irish left in their homeland in the 18th and 19th centuries to escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, and in the search of a plot of land to call their own. These immigrants arrived at the eastern shores of North America, early on settling and breaking the land, and, later, building the bridges, canals, and railroads essential to the emerging nations of United States and Canada. Many others would toil for low wages in the dangerous factories of the day. Although there had been a steady migration of Irish to North America over these years, the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Haynie or a variant listed above: Charles, Daniel, Hugh, James, John, Patrick, Samuel and Thomas Heaney all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Bernard, James, John, Mathew, Nicholas and Phillip Heany arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..

Contemporary Notables of the name Haynie (post 1700) +

  • Isham Nicholas Haynie, American lawyer, politician, soldier and officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • Hugh Smith Haynie (1927-1999), American political cartoonist
  • Aubrey Haynie (b. 1974), American bluegrass musician
  • Sandra Jane Haynie (b. 1943), American professional golfer
  • Kristin Lynne Haynie (b. 1983), American professional basketball player

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