Peter Ramsay Hay

1926–27 May 1996 (Age 70)
Ahaura, Grey, West Coast, New Zealand

The Life of Peter Ramsay

When Peter Ramsay Hay was born in 1926, in Ahaura, Grey, West Coast, New Zealand, his father, Douglas Ramsay Hay, was 29 and his mother, Olive May Bascand, was 27. He died on 27 May 1996, in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, at the age of 70, and was buried in New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Douglas Ramsay Hay
1897–1971
Olive May Bascand
1899–1989
Peter Ramsay Hay
1926–1996

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World Events (8)

1939

Age 13

WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.
1943 · Eleanor Roosevelt Visits During War

Age 17

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt visited New Zealand during the calmer years of World War II in the Pacific. It was the first time that a first lady of the United States had visited the country alone without their husband. 
1947

Age 21

New Zealand gains full independence from Britain.

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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