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Hayes Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodha ‘descendant of Aodh’, a personal name meaning ‘fire’ (compare McCoy). In some cases, especially in County Wexford, the surname is of English origin (see below), having been taken to Ireland by the Normans.English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon and Worcestershire, so called from the plural of Middle English hay ‘enclosure’ (see Hay 1), or a topographic name from the same word.English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Dorset, Greater London (formerly in Kent and Middlesex), and Worcestershire, so called from Old English h?se ‘brushwood’, or a topographic name from the same word.English: patronymic from Hay 3.French: variant (plural) of Haye 3.Jewish (Ashkenazic): metronymic from Yiddish name Khaye ‘life’ + the Yiddish possessive suffix -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Hayes Families

  • Number of Hayes families
     1,275 - 2,548
     426 - 1,274
     1 - 425
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hayes families
     2,170 - 4,338
     724 - 2,169
     1 - 723
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hayes families
     80 - 158
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hayes Family Origin

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Hayes Immigration Information

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Hayes Family Occupations

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