Heighmynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Heighmynd was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Heighmynd family lived in Warwickshire. The Hayman, however, does not refer to that area, but is a topographical reference to an enclosure of some sort. The name was originally derived from the Old English word haye, which meant enclosure. [1]

Early Origins of the Heighmynd family

The surname Heighmynd was first found in Warwickshire where one of the first records of the name was Walter Heyman who was listed there in the Subsidy Rolls of Warwickshire in 1332. [1]

Important Dates for the Heighmynd family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heighmynd research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1575, 1629, 1610, 1658 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Heighmynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heighmynd Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Heighmynd has been recorded under many different variations, including Hayman, Heyman and others.

Early Notables of the Heighmynd family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Heighmynd family to Ireland

Some of the Heighmynd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Heighmynd family

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Heighmynds were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: William Hayman settled in Barbados in 1634; Captain Hayman settled in Boston in 1765; William Hayman arrived in Philadelphia in 1774; Lambert Haymen settled in Philadelphia in 1875..

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Citations

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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