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Hayne Surname Origin
(Origin German) From Hech or Hohe, high, and narr, a fool, a jester, a merry fellow, king's fool. Perhaps, like George Buchanan, who was so called, a wise and learned man.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Hayne Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Hayne Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes