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See also: hayes


Etymology 1[edit]

As an English locational surname, from Old English hæs (brushwood) (see hris) and Middle English hay (enclosure), heye.

Etymology 2[edit]

As an Irish surname, from Ó hAodha (descendant of Aodh).


Proper noun[edit]


  1. Any of a number of places, outside Britain named for persons with the surname.
  2. A suburb of Hillingdon borough, Greater London.
  3. A suburb of Bromley borough, Greater London.
  4. An English habitational surname​.
  5. An Irish surname, anglicised from Ó hAodha (descendant of Aodh)

Derived terms[edit]


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Hayes is the 127th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 194,246 individuals. Hayes is most common among White (69.38%) and Black (24.69%) individuals.


  • Guus Kroonen, “Reflections on the o/zero-Ablaut in the Germanic Iterative Verbs”, in The Indo-European Verb: Proceedings of the Conference of the Society for Indo-European Studies, Los Angeles, 13-15 September 2010, Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2012