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The history of the name Haypennay begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for a person who because of his physical characteristics was referred to as Halfpenn. This person had a slim or slight build and was given this surname as a means of identity. The surname may have also local origins, which would explain Halfpenn Field in Cambridgeshire. The residents gave half a penny per acre to repair the Needham Dyke in that county.

Haypennay Early Origins



The surname Haypennay was first found in Worcestershire 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.

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Haypennay Early History


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Haypennay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haypennay research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haypennay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Haypennay Spelling Variations


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Haypennay 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 Haypennay 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. The variations of the name Haypennay include: Halfpenny, Halpin(Limerick), Halpeny(Monaghan), Halpern and many more.

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Haypennay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Haypennay Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Haypennay In Ireland


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Haypennay In Ireland



Some of the Haypennay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Haypennay or a variant listed above: Robert Halfpenny arrived in Annapolis Maryland in 1725; Michael Halfpenny settled in New England in 1753; along with Peter; Thomas Halfpenny settled in Norfolk, Virginia in 1823..

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