Is Hayden an Irish surname?

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  • Is Hayden an Irish surname?


Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 09:16
A surname is is no indicator of where your ancestry is from, at best it tells you the language spoken, written, which influenced or was heard when your first ancestor too their surname........ and no Hayden is not from the Irish language, it is fro the English language which was and is spoken in Ireland, although I have never heard this surname in Ireland, although it is a very common surname in the UK, doesn't mean your ancestry is not from Ireland but a surname would never tell you that you would have to do the research and prove that....... It 'could be' a locational name as there are many places named Heydon and Haydon in the UK and ALL derive from the Olde English pre 7th Century language which was a celtic west Germanic language "Heg", hay "hege", hedge, or "(ge)haeg", meaning enclosure with "dun", down, hill, mountain; hence "hay down" if it was from Gaelic( Irish) it would be "O Eideain" and there are plenty of those in Ireland which is from the personal name "eideadh", meaning clothes, armour..............
Positive: 66.666666666667 %
Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 09:13
Your mom is Irish, IF SHE WAS born in Ireland. She is not Irish because of her last name. The name Hayden is not limited to Ireland... Last names are not indication of either nationality or ancestry. ps Ted used an excellent and credible source. Someone giving him thumbs down, does not have a clue what they are doing.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #3 | 19/12 2013 07:05
Yes, it is
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