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Hayter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Hayter family


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

Early History of the Hayter family


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Another 125 words (9 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Hayter family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hayter family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Hayter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Hayter had settled in Tilton, Newfoundland by 1771 [2]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 [3]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [4]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [4]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Mitchell" in 1840 [5]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm
  • William Hayter, aged 19, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm

Hayter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Hayter (post 1700)


  • David Hayter (b. 1969), American voice and screen actor and screenwriter, known for his work on X-Men, X2 and Watchmen
  • Richard Hayter, American politician, Mayor of Manhattan, Kansas, 1990-91 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Oscar Hayter, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1920 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Cleveland Hayter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944 (alternate), 1952 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Hayter (1756-1818), English churchman and academic
  • Henry Heylyn Hayter CMG (1821-1895), English-born, Australian statistician
  • Montague William Hayter (1871-1948), English cricketer who played for Hampshire in 1904
  • Ernest Hayter (1913-2005), English cricketer who played for Hampshire (1935 and 1937)
  • Thomas Hayter FRS (1702-1762), English whig divine, Lord Bishop of London (1761-1762)
  • John Hayter (1800-1895), English portrait painter, second son of the miniaturist Charles Hayter, brother of Sir George Hayter
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hayter family



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 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


  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. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM MITCHELL 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamMitchell.gif
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "PRINCE REGENT" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849PrinceRegent.htm
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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