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Hayes Surname Origin

(Locality English or Scottish) 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.



Source: A dictionary of English and Welsh surnames : with special American instances. ; Bardsley, Charles Wareing Endell,. London. H. Frowde. 1901.



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