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HAIGH Family HistoryThis surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and may be either a topographical name from residence by an enclosure, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century "haga", cognate with the Old Norse "hagi", hedged field; or locational from Haigh in West Yorkshire, or in Lancashire. Both of these places were recorded as "Hagh" in the Pipe Rolls of the respective counties, dated 1194 - 1198, and are named from "haga" or hagi" (as above). Topographical surnames were among the earliest created, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages.
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