about 1661– Steynton, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
The Life of George
When George Hayes was born about 1661, in Steynton, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Hayes, was 31 and his mother, Mrs. Sarah Hayes, was 27. He married Jane Andrew on 28 January 1686.
1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodha ‘descendant of Aodh’, a personal name meaning ‘fire’ ( compare McCoy ). In some cases, especially in County Wexford, the surname is of English origin (see below), having been taken to Ireland by the Normans.2 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon and Worcestershire, so called from the plural of Middle English hay ‘enclosure’ ( see Hay 1), or a topographic name from the same word.3 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Dorset, Greater London (formerly in Kent and Middlesex), and Worcestershire, so called from Old English hǣse ‘brushwood’, or a topographic name from the same word.