Clan Hay

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Gaelic Name for Hay: Mac Garaidh
             (French La Haye, place-name in Normandy, meaning the stockade) 
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Chiefs and Chieftains of Clan Hay

Origin of Clan Hay

Clansfolk of Clan Hay

Clan Hay in the Military

Septs of Clan Hay

Symbols of Clan Hay

The Hays trace their origin to William de la Haye, Butler of Scotland, who married a celtic heiress and became Baron of Erroll.

Legend has it that Erroll was acquired by a falcon's flight, in reward for an ancient victory with ox-yokes over Vikings. Some sources state this was a victory over the Danes at a battle of Lunearty, on which history is silent.

Erroll was sold after 1636, when a prophecy attributed to Thomas the Rhymer was apparently fulfilled by the fall of a mistletoe- grown oak associated with strange Hay ritual each All Hallowe'en.

= In Scotland =
[Flag of Scotland] Hay [Flag of Scotland]
Courtesy Electric Scotland: Grangemouth, Scotland
[New Scotland (Nova Scotia) -=- Where the Heart is Still Highland!]

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