Welcome to the Hayes Irish Clan

Hayes Family Motto – Dieu Me Conduise – God Guide Me

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Hayes Clan

Join The Hayes Clan

Join the Hayes Irish Clan today and get your free Hayes Clan Certificate. Membership is free and always will be your birthright!

Rutherford Hayes

Famous People

In Ireland, Hayes originated as a Gaelic polygenetic surname “O hAodha”, meaning descendant of Aodh (“fire”), or of Aed, an Irish mythological god. Septs in most counties anglicised “O hAodha” to “Hayes”. In County Cork, it became “O’Hea”. In Ulster, it became “Hughes”, the patronymic of Hugh, an anglicized variant of the given name Aodh.

Hayes Homeland

he county is colloquially referred to as “The Rebel County”. This name has 15th Century origins, however from the 20th century the name has been more commonly attributed to the prominent role Cork played in the Irish War of Independence (1919–1921) when it was the scene of considerable fighting


Please help keep the Hayes Irish Clan online by purchasing some clan merchandise. Hayes Clans is an independant project made possible by the Irish Clans Network Initiative.

Official Clan Certificate

Please contact us with the name you wish to register on your certificate. We will print out and post you your certificate for a small fee.
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