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Definition: An English or Scottish place name for a man who lived near an enclosure ("haeg") or "heye," an area of forest fenced off for hunting.. The surname may also have been derived from the old English "haes" or the old French word "heis," both meaning "brushwood."

Surname Origin: English, Scottish

Alternate Surname Spellings: HAY, HAYE, HAYS, HEAS, HEYES, HIGHES, O'HEA, HEASE, HEYES, HEISE

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HAYES Family Trees on the Web
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FamilySearch - HAYES Genealogy
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HAYES Surname Mailing List
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Surname Finder - HAYES Genealogy & Family Resources
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Cousin Connect - HAYES Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - HAYES Genealogy & Family History
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MyCinnamonToast.com - HAYES Genealogy in All Regions
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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