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The Hayter history begins in Cornwall, a rugged coastal region in southwestern England. Quite distinct from Devon, the adjoining county, Cornwall had its own spoken language until the late 18th century. The Hayter history began here. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames were derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Unlike most Celtic peoples, who favored patronymic names, the Cornish predominantly used local surnames. The Hayter family originally lived in Devon. Their name, however, is derived from the Old English word heah, which means hill or raised land.

Hayter Early Origins



The surname Hayter was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Hayter Spelling Variations


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Hayter Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Hayter, Haiter, Haytor, Hater and others.

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Hayter Early History


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Hayter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hayter research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1296, 1540, 1687, 1706 and 1726 are included under the topic Early Hayter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hayter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hayter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hayter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Hayter:

Hayter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Hayter, who arrived in America in 1654-1679
  • George Hayter, who sailed to Barbados between 1654 and 1663

Hayter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Hayter, who arrived in New York, NY in 1826

Hayter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Hayter had settled in Tilton, Newfoundland by 1771 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Mr. William Hayter U.E., "Hayton" (b. 1729) who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1817 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hayter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Hayter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • Sarah Ann Hayter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • John Hayter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Mitchell" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM MITCHELL 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamMitchell.gif
  • William Hayter, aged 19, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849
  • William Hayter, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"

Hayter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hannah Hayter, aged 24, a servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Fifeshire" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hayter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hayter (post 1700)



  • Richard Hayter, American politician, Mayor of Manhattan, Kansas, 1990-91
  • Oscar Hayter, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1920
  • Cleveland Hayter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944 (alternate), 1952
  • Sir George Hayter, notable English portrait painter
  • Sir William Goodenough Hayter, British diplomatist, author and college principal
  • Stanley William Hayter (1901-1988), British painter, engraver, writer and founder of Atelier 17 in Paris, but he is probably best remembered for his innovations in printmaking
  • Commander Hubert M Hayter (1901-1942), eponym of the USS Hayter (DE-212/APD-80), a Buckley-class destroyer escort

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Hayter Historic Events


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Hayter Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Arthur Hayter (d. 1912), aged 44, English Bedroom Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Hayter Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM MITCHELL 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamMitchell.gif

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Hayter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hayter Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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