Ann Hay

14 August 1835–3 November 1901 (Age 66)
New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia

The Life of Ann

When Ann Hay was born on 14 August 1835, in New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia, her father, Robert Hay, was 61 and her mother, Maria Hopper Hazelwood, was 39. She married Samuel William Triffitt on 11 June 1869. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 3 November 1901, in her hometown, at the age of 66.

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Samuel William Triffitt
Ann Hay
Marriage: 11 June 1869
Pheobe Louisa Triffitt
Alfred Frederick David Triffitt
William Percival Hazelwood Triffitt

Spouse and Children

    Samuel William Triffitt



11 June 1869


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 2

George Grey explores Western Australia.

Age 6

George Grey appointed Governor of South Australia.

Age 32

End of transportation to Western Australia.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye (Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin). Alternatively, it may be a habitational name from any of various places named with this word, including Les Hays and La Haye in Normandy. The Old French and Middle English word was used in particular to denote an enclosed forest. Compare Haywood . This name was taken to Ireland (County Wexford) by the Normans.2 Scottish and English: nickname for a tall man, from Middle English hay, hey ‘tall’, ‘high’ (Old English hēah).3 Scottish and English: from the medieval personal name Hay, which represented in part the Old English byname Hēah ‘tall’, in part a short form of the various compound names with the first element hēah ‘high’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Hay Annie Triffitt in entry for Triffitt, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"
  • Ann Hayes, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"
  • Annie Hay, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933"

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