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Hayner 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.
Hayner Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Hayner Family History Thought:
'Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.' -- H. F. Hedge