Hayes surname map
|Region of origin||Ireland, England, Scotland|
|Language(s) of origin||English|
|Related names||Hay, Haye, Hays, Heas, Heyes, Highes, O'Hea, Hease, Heyes, Heise, Hughes|
Hayes is an English language surname. In the United States Census, 1990, Hayes was the 100th most common surname recorded. The oldest record of the surname dates to 1197 in the Eynsham Cartulary of Oxfordshire, where it appears on the form Heise. There are nineteen coats of arms assumed by or granted to individuals with this or a similar surname. Though primarily a surname, "Hayes" rarely appears as a given name in census records.
In Ireland, Hayes originated as a Gaelic polygenetic surname "O hAodha", meaning descendant of Aodh ("fire"), or of Aed, an Irish mythological god. Septs in most counties anglicised "O hAodha" to "Hayes". In County Cork, it became "O'Hea". In County Ulster, it became "Hughes", the patronymic of Hugh, an anglicized variant of the given name Aodh. Hayes is noted on a public record in County Wexford as early as 1182. In County Cork, under the Munster providence, Hayes falls under the banner of the McNamara clan in the Dalcassian Sept. The Hayes clan is also been known to hail allegiance[clarification needed] to Clan Cian, the ruling O'Carroll clan, of southern Ireland.
In England, Hayes arose as a locational surname, associated with one of the several places named "Hayes", such as locations in Kent, Middlesex, Devon and Dorset. Such place names had two origins, one based on the Old English haes (brushwood, underwood) and the other based on horg (enclosure) or hege (hedge). The distribution of Hayes in Great Britain in 1881 and 1998 is similar and restricted to areas of England well separated from Scotland and showing some penetration into Wales. This surname has gained in popularity in the century between 1881 and 1998, but remains at a rank of <150 and a frequency lower than that in the United States and some other countries of the Commonwealth.
In Scotland, Hayes is a Scoto-Norman surname, a direct translation of the Normans' locational surname "de la Haye", meaning "of La Haye", La Haye ("the hedge") being the name of several towns on the Cotentin peninsula of Normandy, France. The first Norman namebearer to arrive in Scotland was William II de la Haye in the time of the Norman invasion. Clan Hay descends from him.
Listed here are people who share the 'Hayes' surname, organized by birth year, to assist in assembling a view of the geographic distribution of this surname over time.
|Born after 1600|
|Wiebbe Hayes||c. 1608||unknown||Dutch • Colonial soldier of the Dutch East India Company and a decorated national hero.|
|Catherine Hayes||1690||1726||English murderess.|
|Born after 1700|
|Philip Hayes (composer)||1738||1797||British • composer, organist, singer and conductor|
|John Hayes (explorer)||1768||1831||British • Explorer for the British East India Company|
|Born after 1800|
|Catherine Hayes||1818||1861||Irish • First internationally acclaimed Irish-born opera diva; highest paid singer of her time|
|Rutherford B. Hayes||1822||1893||American • Nineteenth President of the United States|
|Bully Hayes||c.1829||c.1877||American • South Sea pirate|
|Lucy Webb Hayes||1831||1889||American • First Lady to President Rutherford B. Hayes|
|Isaac Israel Hayes||1832||1881||American • Arctic explorer and physician|
|William B. Hayes||1844||1912||American • Forty-first Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Thomas Hayes (19th century)||before 1849||1868||Irish-American • Land owner in San Francisco area; made key contributions to the development of the San Francisco rail system|
|Patrick Joseph Hayes||1867||1938||American • Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church; eighth Bishop (fifth Archbishop) of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York; first papal military vicar for the United States|
|John Hayes (Australian politician)||1868||1956||Australian • Thirty-first Premier of Tasmania; eighth President of the Australian Senate|
|Frank Hayes (actor)||1871||1923||American • Silent film actor|
|Ernie Hayes||1876||1953||English • Professional cricketer; Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)|
|Vince Hayes||1879||after 1910||English • Professional football (soccer) player|
|Stephen Hayes (hurler)||before 1880||(unknown)||Irish • Professional hurler|
|Frank Hayes (unionist)||1882||1948||American • President of the United Mine Workers of America; lieutenant governor of Colorado|
|J. Milton Hayes||1884||1940||English • Actor and poet; known for his dramatic monologues|
|Ralph Leo Hayes||1884||1970||American • Catholic bishop of Helena, Montana and Davenport, Iowa: Rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy|
|George 'Gabby' Hayes||1885||1969||American • Television and film actor; recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; inductee into the Western Performers Hall of Fame|
|Johnny Hayes||1886||1965||American • Olympic Gold medalist in the marathon race • Second generation Irish-American|
|Michael Hayes (politician)||1889||1976||Irish • National politician|
|Seán Hayes (Tipperary politician)||1890||1968||Irish • National politician|
|Born after 1900|
|Helen Hayes||1900||1993||American • Actress; winner of Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards|
|John Daniel Hayes||1902||1991||American • Rear admiral in the United States Navy; naval historian and teacher of naval history|
|Richard J. Hayes||1902||1976||Irish • WWII code breaker, & Director of National Library of Ireland|
|Saul Hayes||1906||1980||Canadian • Executive director and executive vice-president of the Canadian Jewish Cnogress|
|Clancy Hayes||1908||1972||American • Jazz singer, banjoist, guitarist|
|Patricia Hayes||1909||1996||English • Television and film actress; Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)|
|Woody Hayes||1913||1987||American • College football coach; inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame|
|Bill Hayes (footballer)||1915||1987||Irish • Professional football (soccer) player|
|John Hayes (harness racer)||1917||1998||Canadian • Professional horse racer; inducted into the Canadia Horse Racing Hall of Fame|
|Richard Hayes (politician)||before 1918||1958||Irish • National politician|
|Seán Hayes (Cork politician)||before 1918||1941||Irish • National politician|
|John Michael Hayes||1919||(living)||American • Screenwriter and Alfred Hitchock collaborator; Edgar Award winner|
|Wallace D. Hayes||c.1919||2001||Chinese-American • Provided fundamental contributions to the understanding of supersonic and hypersonic flight|
|Stephen Hayes||before 1922||(living)||Irish • Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army|
|Nevin William Hayes||1922||1988||American • Prelate of the Territorial Prelature of Sicuani (Peru), Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago|
|Ira Hayes||1923||1955||Pima • Paramarine in the United States Marine Corps; one of five soldiers who appear in the iconic photograph of the raising of the American flag on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II|
|Colin Hayes||1924||1999||Australian • Champion thoroughbred racehorse trainer; Order of Australia (AM); Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)|
|John B. Hayes||1924||2001||American • Sixteenth Commandant of the United States Coast Guard|
|Bill Hayes (actor)||1925||(living)||American • Television and stage actor, singer; plays the character Doug Williams on the soap opera Days of our Lives, also wrote The Ballad of Davey Crockett|
|John Hayes (cricketer)||1927||2007||New Zealander • Professional cricketer|
|Willie Hayes||c.1928||(unknown)||Irish • Professional football (soccer) player|
|John Hayes (art historian)||1929||2005||British • Authority on the paintings of Thomas Gainsborough; director of the London Museum and National Portrait Gallery|
|John Hayes (director)||1930||2000||American • B-movie genre film director|
|David Hayes (sculptor)||1931||(living)||American • Award-winning sculptor|
|Brian Hayes (broadcaster)||1937||(living)||Australian • Radio personality|
|Mickie Most||1938||2003||English • Record producer • born "Michael Peter Hayes"|
|Vic Hayes||1941||(living)||Dutch • "Father of Wi-Fi".|
|Bob Hayes||1942||2002||American • Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter; professional football player; at one time considered the world's fastest man|
|Isaac Hayes||1942||2008||American • Soul and funk musician; winner of Oscar and Grammy awards|
|Patrick J. Hayes||1944||(living)||British • Computer scientist known for his seminal and continuing contributions to the field of Artificial Intelligence|
|Frank Hayes (cricketer)||1946||(living)||English • Professional cricketer|
|Billy Hayes (writer)||1947||(living)||American • Film writer, actor, director; author of Midnight Express|
|John Hayes (NZ politician)||1948||(living)||New Zealander • Member of Parliament|
|Mark Hayes (golfer)||1949||(living)||American • Professional golfer|
|Stephen K. Hayes||1949||(living)||American • Martial arts instructor and author; inductee into the Black Belt Hall of Fame (Instructor of the Year); former security advisor and bodyguard to the Dalai Lama of Tibet|
|Born after 1950|
|Dennis Hayes||1950||(living)||American • Co-developer of the first commercial modem for the IBM PC; founder of Hayes Microcomputer Products|
|Jerry Hayes||1953||(living)||British • National politician; barrister|
|Mark Hayes (composer)||1953||(living)||American • Gospel music composer|
|Beth Hayes||1955||1984||American • Economist specializing in theoretical microeconomics|
|Chris Hayes (politician)||1955||(living)||Australian • National politician for the Division of Werriwa|
|Austin Hayes||1958||1986||Irish • Professional football (soccer) player|
|John Henry Hayes||1958||(living)||English • National politician|
|Michael Hayes (wrestler)||1959||(living)||American • Professional wrestler and writer for professional wrestling events|
|Calvin Hayes||1960||(living)||English • Musician; founding member of Johnny Hates Jazz|
|David A. Hayes||1962||(living)||Australian • Thoroughbred racehorse trainer|
|Kevin Hayes||1962||(living)||English • Professional cricketer|
|Bruce Hayes (swimmer)||1963||(living)||American • Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer|
|David Hayes||(born 1963)||American Conductor||Director The Philadelphia Singers|
|Stevie Plunder||1963||1996||Australian • Singer/songwriter; founding member of The Whitlams|
|Bernie Hayes||before 1963||(living)||Australian • Singer/songwriter|
|Christian Hayes||1964||(living)||English • Rock singer, songwriter, guitarist|
|Michael Hayes (spree killer)||1964||(living)||American • Murderer notable for successful use of insanity as a defense|
|J. P. Hayes||1965||(living)||American • Professional golfer|
|Andrea Hayes||1969||(living)||American • Backstroke swimmer|
|Brian Hayes (politician)||1969||(living)||Irish • National politician|
|Sean Hayes (musician)||1969||(living)||American • Folk music singer-songwriter|
|Trisa Hayes||1969||(living)||American • Professional wrestler|
|Sean Hayes (actor)||1970||(living)||American • Film and television actor; Emmy award winner|
|Chris Hayes (American football)||1972||(living)||American • Professional football player|
|Darren Hayes||1972||(living)||Australian • Pop and electronica singer, songwriter|
|David Hayes (musician)||before 1973||(living)||American • Bass guitar player|
|Edwina Hayes||1973||(living)||Irish-English • Singer, songwriter|
|John Hayes (rugby player)||1973||(living)||Irish • Professional rugby union player|
|Janet Gray Hayes||before 1975||(living)||American • Sixtieth Mayor of San Jose, California|
|Josh Hayes||1975||(living)||American • Professional motorcycle racer|
|Peter Hayes||1976||(living)||American • Founder/Guitarist in Black Rebel Motorcycle Club|
|David Hayes (soccer)||1976||(living)||American • Professional football (soccer) player|
|Christopher Hayes (journalist)||1979||(living)||American • Journalist; editor of The Nation|
|Frank Hayes (musician)||before 1980||(living)||American • Filk musician; computer technology columnist|
|Lenny Hayes||1980||(living)||Australian Rules Football player|
|David Hayes (writer)||before 1986||(living)||Canadian • Non-fiction author and essayist|
|Hunter Hayes||1991||(living)||American • Country music singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist|
Additional notable people
- Brian Hayes (scientist)
- Richard Hayes (professor), Academic in the areas of Buddhist philosophy and Sanskrit
Fictional characters sharing the Hayes surname
- Ainsley Hayes in the American television series The West Wing
- Angela Hayes in the Academy Award winning film "American Beauty" (1999)
- Ben Hayes in the 2005 American film remake of King Kong
- Blake Hayes in the American television soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful
- Damian Hayes, character in Degrassi: The Next Generation
- Dolores Hayes, the eponymous character from the Vladimir Nabokov novel, Lolita
- Emily Hayes in the graphic novel series Amulet
- Harriet Hayes (or Hannah Harriet Hayes) in the American television series Studio 60
- Henry Hayes in Stargate SG-1
- Major J. Hayes in the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise
- Karen Hayes in the American television series 24
- Lisa Hayes in the anime Robotech
- Logan Hayes in the American television Award Winning Soap Opera General Hospital
- Maddie Hayes in the American television series Moonlighting
- Michael Hayes in American TV series by same name (1997–1998)
- Sally Hayes, character from The Catcher in the Rye
- Farmer Michael Hayes in the Christy Moore song The Pursuit of Farmer Michael Hayes
- Taylor Hayes in the American television soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful
- William Hayes, the main character in the film "Midnight Express" (1978)
- William Matthew Hayes, the main character in the film Definitely, Maybe
- Willie Mays Hayes in the films Major League and Major League II
- Citation: United States Census Bureau. 1995.
- Citation: Hayes surname meaning
- Eynsham Cartulary of Oxfordshire: This text is a chronological record of deeds issued in Eynsham, Oxfordshire and recorded by the Benedictine Abbey of Eynsham. Several full text versions are available online, as this is considered an antiquarian text of some relevance; for instance, a version published in 1907 is available via Google Books.
- Citation: Eysham abbey. 1907.
- Citation: Longley et al.
- Citation: Hayes surname group.
- Citation: kthomas, 2002.
- Citation: Hayes, John; 2008.
- Husband and wife: Rutherford 1822 and Lucy 1831
- This person is listed here under her married name.
- The Pima are a Native American people.
- Father and son: Colin 1924 and David 1962
- Father and son: Mickie 1938 and Calvin 1960
- CNET Vision series, December 6, 2002: "...which earned him the sobriquet of father of Wi-Fi."
- Business Week, April 1, 2003
- Father and son: Isaac 1942 and Isaac before 2000
- Brothers: Stevie 1963 and Bernie before 1963
- Eynsham abbey (1907). Herbert Edward Salter, ed. Eynsham Cartulary. Oxford historical society at the Clarendon Press. p. 78. ISBN 1-4325-3622-2.
- Hayes, John (2008-02-08). "Hayes Name Information (Ó'hAodha)". failteromhat.com. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
- "Hayes surname group". Surnames & Heraldry. IrishGen.com. Archived from the original on 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
- "Hayes surname meaning". SurnameDB. Name Origin Research. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
- kthomas (2002-10-16). "Irish Names H, J". Eolas na hEireann, Information about Ireland. eircom.net. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
- Longley, Paul; Alex Singleton, Richard Webber and Daryl Lloyd. "Hayes". SPLINT Project, University College London. The National Trust. Retrieved 2008-04-05. Note: Attempts to link directly to search results pages result in failure to find the site.
- United States Census Bureau (9 May 1995). s:1990 Census Name Files dist.all.last (1-100). Retrieved on 2008-04-04.
- Billy Hayes (disambiguation) • Brian Hayes (disambiguation)
- Chris Hayes (disambiguation)
- David Hayes (disambiguation)
- Frank Hayes (disambiguation)
- Jeremy Hayes (disambiguation) • John Hayes (disambiguation)
- Mark Hayes (disambiguation) • Michael Hayes (disambiguation)
- Richard Hayes (disambiguation)
- Sean Hayes (disambiguation) • Stephen Hayes (disambiguation)
- Thomas Hayes (disambiguation)
- William Hayes (disambiguation)
- Hays (disambiguation)
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