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Is there a common ancestor of the Haines families in Germany? I have been wondering about this, the John Haines family of Massechusetts came to America about 1635, some of whom were captured by Indians and brought to Quebec in the late 1600's, Richard Haines line was said to have come to England in the 11th century, and to America in 1682 and the Godefroy Haines family immigrated from Germany in 1710, the same time as the Irish Palatine Haines family went to Ireland, before immigrating to Ontario in the 1800s and my family came from Germany in the mid-1700's to New York and then Ontario. Some of my family researchers still insist on trying to connect our ancestor to the Richard Haines family, there are a lot of given names which were common in both families.

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To the best of my knowledge, the vast majority are descended from Richard Haines and Margaret Leeds, who came over I think it was 1682 and settled in the area of what is now Burlington NJ. They came because they were Quakers and were looking for a place where they would not be persecuted. Richard died on the voyage, but a sixth child, Joseph, was also born on the trip over. I can't even imagine how it would feel to be a young widow, just having lost her husband, with three children under ten and two teenagers, coming to a strange land with no husband to care for the family. She did have her oldest son who had preceded her, and her two teenage sons to help but still.

Most of the Haines families in America are descended from one of the five boys of this family, John, Richard, Thomas, William and Joseph, though there have been other Haines immigrants over the intervening years.

In England the name was mostly spelled Haynes or Hayns, Sometimes Hane or Hain. But once the family got to America most of them adopted the Haines spelling.
My greatgrandfather changed our surname from Haines to Hines. His daughters kept the Haines name until marriage, but the sons were Hines. I have a marriage record with two siblings marrying within a few days, on the same page, the daughter 's parents are John and Harriet Haines and on the son's, they were John and Harriet Hines. Confusing!

Katrina Haney said:
To the best of my knowledge, the vast majority are descended from Richard Haines and Margaret Leeds, who came over I think it was 1682 and settled in the area of what is now Burlington NJ. They came because they were Quakers and were looking for a place where they would not be persecuted. Richard died on the voyage, but a sixth child, Joseph, was also born on the trip over. I can't even imagine how it would feel to be a young widow, just having lost her husband, with three children under ten and two teenagers, coming to a strange land with no husband to care for the family. She did have her oldest son who had preceded her, and her two teenage sons to help but still.

Most of the Haines families in America are descended from one of the five boys of this family, John, Richard, Thomas, William and Joseph, though there have been other Haines immigrants over the intervening years.

In England the name was mostly spelled Haynes or Hayns, Sometimes Hane or Hain. But once the family got to America most of them adopted the Haines spelling.

I am a descendant of John Haines, I believe. John and Jane Yates Haines > William and Emeline Schall Haines>Reuben and Sarah Paine Haines>James and (Evangeline) Manila Waters Haines>Jerald D and Phyllis Lyke Haines> ME :) Recently started trying to trace my ancestors and would love to hear from anyone!

That should say Sarah LEWIS not Paine....and I realize now that the John I am descended from is not one of the five boys. But I do think I am descended from these immigrants, just need help tracing back my John Haines' parents....etc.

Have you tried DNA testing? Which John Haines, what year and location?

What part of New York?

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