An English, Irish and Scottish surname, the family name of Haynes is from the Old English term of â€˜haesâ€˜ which means brushwood. In Scotland the surname was â€˜de la Hayeâ€™ which meant hedge.
Spelling forms for Haynes include Hayes, Hay and Haye.
The Haynes families began in Sussex, Kent, Devon and Dorset counties in England. They are also now in Yorkshire, London and Lancashire counties.
In Scotland the Haynes live mostly in Lanarkshire.
The states of Illinois, Massachusetts, Iowa, Michigan, Georgia, California, New York and Indiana within the United States have the larger numbers of Haynes families.
Famous: Abner Haynes (professional football player), Lemuel Haynes (19th century abolitionist), Todd Haynes (film director), Warren Haynes (musician), Johnny Haynes (English football player), Elwood Haynes (inventor and co-founder of Haynes-Apperson Company) and Jerry Haynes (TV host and actor).