Last name: Haynes

This interesting surname has two distinct possible origins. Firstly, it may be a patronymic form of the medieval male given name "Hain", itself coming from the Old German "Hagano", originally a byname meaning "hawthorn". This name was found in England before the Conquest of 1066, but was popularized by the Normans. In the Danelaw (the northern, central and eastern parts of Anglo-Saxon England in which Danish law and custom were observed), Haine may be derived from the Old Norse "Haghni, Hagne", candinavized versions of the above name. Early examples of the surname include: Ulricus Hagana, in the Domesday Book of 1086, and Peter Hain in the Pipe Rolls of Dorset, dated 1200. Haines may also be of locational origin from a place in Bedfordshire called Haynes. Recorded as "Hagenes" in the Domesday Book, and as "Hagnes", circa 1150 in the Pipe Rolls of that county, the place is so called either from the Olde English pre 7th Century "haga-naess", headland on which stood a hawthorn tree, or from the Olde English "haegen", the enclosure. One William atte Heyene was noted in the 1327 Subsidy Rolls of Somerset, and a Margery Haynes in the Essex County Rolls, dated 1352. William Haines, an early settler in America, was recorded on a "List of the living in Virginia" taken on February 16th 1623. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Alice Heynes, which was dated 1327, in the "Subsidy Rolls of Somerset", during the reign of King Edward 111, known as "The Father of the Navy", 1327 - 1377. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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My mothers father is roy edward haynes,I was always told his mother was from germany and his father was of english or dutch the haynes name not for sure,I was also told that they had lakota indian mix in there on that side of haynes family

Dustin Omega Haynes
The sad part about all this is, Im an African American with Choctaw indian heritage. Haynes is my last name but I will never know my true history because Africans and Native Americans are not from Ireland. Thats my given slave name... My true name was erased.

Brandon Anthony Haynes
Actually Haynes is from England and Germany

Seth Haynes

its from England I know that much

Jerome Haynes

Wow I'm African American to and didn't know this.


Tom gleason
My grandfather on my mothers side was Maurice F Haynes born in Ma. He married Mary E Powell also of Boston. I am interested if they are from Ireland?

Tyrone haynes
Wow I didn't know none of this how come we're all not related in some weird way

Kenneth wade Haynes

Shanillie haynes
This so weird, I never knew my name orgin in england-germany

Oakie S Haynes Jr
My grandfathers name was George Haynes. I'm interested in anything I can find out about the history of my family.

Ivan Henry Haynes
My grandfather came from the UK and married my grandmother here in South Africa his name was Edward Thomas Haynes. I know he was related to UK soccer player Johnny Haynes who played soccor in the 60's for a club here called Durban City. Need to know from where in the UK he came from and more information about him please.

Barbara Louisa Haynes
I thought our name cane from devon but we are from east anglia

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