Spelling variations of this family name include: Hay, Haye, Haya, Mac Garaidh (Gaelic) and others.
First found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel Hay who settled in Maine in 1606; 14 years before the "Mayflower"; Arthur Hay settled in Virginia in 1663; Elizabeth Hay settled in Virginia in 1654.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: Keep the yoke.
Some noteworthy people of the name Hay
* John Milton Hay (1838-1905), American secretary of state
* Sir Edward Douglas John Hay (1947-2005), 13th Marquess of Tweeddale, a Scottish aristocrat
* David Hay, Australian Diplomat
* John Hay, British Lawyer
* Raymond Hay, Director, Zerox
* General Robert Hay,
* Will Hay, Comedian
* Sir Andrew Leith Hay (1785-1862), Scottish soldier, politician and writer
* Colin Hay (b. 1953), Scottish-Australian musician
* Denys Hay (1915-1994), English historian
* Garry Hay (b. 1977), Scottish professional footballer
* James Hay (1856-1931), U.S. Representative from Virginia
* Arthur Hay (1824-1878), 9th Marquess of Tweeddale
* Sir George Hay (1787-1876), 8th Marquess of Tweeddale, Field Marshal in the British Army
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