The English and Welsh surname Hains, also found in Ireland, is derived from the Welsh personal name Einws. The name may also be an habitational name from Haynes in Bedfordshire. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Alice Heynes, which was dated 1327, in the "Subsidy Rolls of Somerset." George Hain, an early settler in America, was recorded in Virginia in 1752. Today there are approximately 970 bearers of the name Hains living in the US.