Early Origins of the Lehay family
The surname Lehay was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where this distinguished family held a family seat
in the castle and barony of Lahaie-du-Puits in the arrondissement of Coutance from about the year 890. But the annals of the family only start about 1066 when the Sire Eudo de Lahaie accompanied Duke William of Normandy
in his conquest of England
. He became a great Baron
and possessed vast estates in Sussex
, and died in 1098, and the Norman branch of the family continued to flourish.
Early History of the Lehay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lehay research.Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1169, 1169, 1592, 1636, 1596 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Lehay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lehay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lahaie, Lahay, Lahaye, LaHay, LaHaye, Lahaise, Lahais, Hai, Haie, Hay, Haise, Haeye and many more.
Early Notables of the Lehay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lehay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Norman Lahay who settled in Virginia in 1649; Jacques LaHaye settled in Louisiana in 1752; Marie Anne Lahaye settled with her husband Pierre Gervais in Louisiana in 1756..