The English and Welsh surname Haynes, 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." Henry Haynes, an early settler in America, was recorded in Virginia in 1622. Today there are approximately 82,000 bearers of the name Haynes living in the US.