Hayman Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Listed as Hayman, Haysman, Haseman, Haisman and Hazeman, this is an English surname.  It has many possible origins.  It may be professional and explain a hay merchant, or it may be geographical and show a person who resided by an area of land fenced for agriculture. More common variations are: Haymain, Haymann, Haymana, Hayaman, Hayuman, Haymean, Hayeman, Hyman, Haman, Heayeman.

The surname Hayman first appeared in Warwickshire where one of the first records of the name was Walter Heyman who noted there in the Premium Rolls of Warwickshire in 1332. The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of William Hayman,  dated 1312, in the “ Catalogue of Ancient Deeds”. It was during the reign ofKing Edward 11nd,  dated 1307-1327.  Surname all over the country became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation.  It came to be known as Poll Tax in England.  Surnames all over the country began to develop with unique and shocking spelling varieties of the original one.

Some of the people with the name Hayman who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included William Hayman, who settled in Barbados in 1634.  William Hayman, aged 36, who landed in St Christopher in 1634.  Jer Hayman, who arrived in Virginia in 1653.  Elizabeth Hayman, who landed in Virginia in 1660. Ed Hayman, who landed in Virginia in 1665. People with the surname Hayman who landed in the United States in the 18th century included Captain Hayman, who settled in Boston in 1765.  William Hayman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1774. Some of the people with the surname Hayman who arrived in the Canada in the 18th century included Mr William Hayman U.E. (b. 1757) born in Argyleshire, Scotland who settled in Country Harbour, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia c. 1783, the Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia he served in the Royal North Carolina Regiment, married to Margaret Maillard they had 12 children.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

(Myrtle Grove and South Abbey, Youghal, co. Cork; a branch of a Somersetshire family, derived from the younger of two brothers, Samuel Hatman, who went to Ireland in the suite of the Dulce of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant 1662, and settled in the town of Youghal, where he purchased, in 1670, part of the estates of Sir Walter Raleigh). Motto—Coelum non solum. Argent on a chevron engrailed azure between three martlets sable as many cinquefoils pierced or. Crests—1st: A demi Moor, full-faced, wreathed round the temples, holding in the dexter hand a rose slipped and leaved all proper; 2nd: A martlet sable.

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