De La Haye family page
De la Haye-Mitchell wedding, 1930
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Origin of Surname
This family probably came from La Haye du Puits, opposite Rozel on the French coast, or from La Haye Pesnel near Granville, or perhaps both. The name may be further derived from the old French haie meaning a hedge or enclosure.
It is a common name with several variants in Normandy. There is a record of Isenbardus de la Haia in 1050, Robertus de Haia in 1107 (he was founder of Bexgrove Priory in Sussex in 1123 and came from La Haye du Puits), Radulphus de Haia in 1257, Nicholas de Haya in 1198 and Gillebert de la Haie in 1261.
This is one of the oldest surnames in Jersey, found in the Short Inquisition of 1274
The de la Hayes in Jersey probably came direct from France but there was a prominent family of the name in Lincolnshire in the 12th century, descended from the Dukes of Normandy. The earliest de la Haye in this line, Richard, was born in La Haye du Puits.
The name was introduced to England after the Norman conquest. Ranulf de Lahaia appears in 1199, in the "Records of the Abbey of Colchester", Essex, during the reign of King Henry 1.
- John de la Haye, born in Jersey about 1530, married Marguerite Le Breton, and their daughter Peronelle married Rogier Le Breton.
- de La Haye, 1299
- La Haye
- de la Haie
- de la Hay, 1607
- de Haga 1309
- de Haya, c1160
- de la Hey, 1597
- Descendants of Alexis de la Haye - 1
- Descendants of Alexis de la Haye - 2
- Descendants of Alexis de la Haye - 3
Above - Three versions from different sources of the same tree, with variations in later generations
The following tree takes the one above a further generation back but it has been found to have inaccuracies
- Descendants of Jean de la Haye
- Descendants of Jean de La Haye - 2 more accurate, from a different source and with a different branch
And a comprehensive set of trees starting with the same couple
- Descendants of Jean de la Haye and Sara Grandin
- Descendants of Francois de la Haye and Elizabeth Le Marquand
- Descendants of Philippe de la Haye and Francoise Le Cornu
Great War service
- George de la Haye was a tobaccomist at 45a King Street for 35 years
- T de la Haye was a shoe maker at 70 King Street in the 1830s
- Thomas de La Haye ran a grocery at 35 Queen Street in the 1870s
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