Meaning and Origin of: Haynes

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (Shropshire) : from the Welsh personal nameEinws, a diminutive of Einion (of uncertain origin, popularly associated with einion ‘anvil’).
  • English : patronymic from the medieval personal name Hain2.
  • English : habitational name from Haynes in Bedfordshire. This name first appears in Domesday Book as Hagenes, which Mills derives from the plural of Old English hægen, hagen‘enclosure’.
  • Irish : variant of Hines.
  • John Haynes (?1594–1653) had emigrated from Essex, England, where his father was lord of the manor of Copford Hall near Colchester, to MA, where he was governor in 1635. He moved to CT, and was the colony's first governor (1639–53/54).