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Posted by: Glenn W. Dillehay Date: February 24, 2002 at 18:36:00
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An interesting website is which indicates that the Dillehay name which comes from de la Haye is tied in with Scottish history. The family motto of CLAN HAY is "serva jugum" which means "keep the yoke". This website says that the official family plant is "mistletoe" and that the official family call is "A Hay, a Hay, a Hay!" The family shield involves three blood-stained shields which represent a father and two sons by the surname of de la Haye who were instrumental in turning the tide of the battle against the Danes at the Battle of Luncarty in 971 A.D. The official family symbol is a falcon. The king released a falcon after the battle and he gave the de la Haye victor all of the land over which the falcon flew. This is interesting and enlightening reading. It mentions that Clan Hay supported the Jacobite movement. So does anyone know if the Dillehay name began in Scotland, France, Ireland, or where?

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