The surname Haynes is of English origin. It is patronymic from the medieval given name Hain. It may also be a habitational name derived from Haynes in Bedfordshire. A family could acquire a place name as a surname under three different circumstances: 1. the gentleman lived or worked in or near some topographical formation or landscape feature, either natural or artificial. 2. he formerly lived in a village and thus acquired the reputation of being from that place. 3. he owned or was lord of the village or manor designated. However, it is safe to say that in most cases a manor or village name merely identifies the place where the original bearer of the name formerly resided; as is the case with the surname Haynes. It may also be Welsh from the personal name ‘Einws’, a diminutive of ‘Einion’; of uncertain origin, popularly associated with the vocabulary word ‘einion’, anvil. The first governor of Connecticut colony was John Haynes ( 1594-1653 ). Earlier he had been governor of Massachusets. He had emigrated from Essex, England, where his father was lord of the manor of Copford Hall near Colchester. The name dates ba… Coat of arms: Argent a fesse …
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