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Where did the English Hafen family come from? What is the English Hafen family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hafen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hafen family history?Hafen is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hafen family once lived in the village of Haffenden in the south-eastern counties of Kent, around Canterbury, Cranbrook, Homewood, and Smarden, around Wadhurst in the county of Sussex.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hafen family name include Hafenden, Haffenden, Havenden and others.
First found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor at Tenterden and Smarden and at Halden Bugglesden in the north part of Boresile borough. The exact locality of the ancient domain remains obscure.
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For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hafen surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Hafen Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Hafen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hafen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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