Hanege History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Hanege is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hanege family lived in Lincolnshire, where the family were lords of the manor of Hainton.

Early Origins of the Hanege family

The surname Hanege was first found in Lincolnshire where they were Lords of the manor of Hainton, and Sir Robert de Heneage received a grant from Robert Blaoet who was Chancellor to King William Rufus. He was succeeded by John de Heneage, then Walter de Heneage, William de Heneage, and to John de Heneage who was possessed of the manor of Heneage. Today, Hainton is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, but this local dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Haintone [1] and literally meant "farmstead in an enclosure," from the Old English words "haegen" + "tun." [2] Hainton Hall has been the seat of the Heneage family since the reign of Henry III. The present hall was built in 1638 with later additions. The parish of Six-Hills in Lincolnshire has another early reference to the family. "A Gilbertine priory of nuns and canons, in honour of the Blessed Virgin, was founded here by one Grella or Greslei, and at the Dissolution had a revenue of £170. 8. 9.; the site was granted to Sir Thomas Heneage." [3]

Important Dates for the Hanege family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanege research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1533, 1595, 1553, 1559, 1563, 1556, 1634 and 1628 are included under the topic Early Hanege History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hanege Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Heanage, Heneage, Henage, Heenage and others.

Early Notables of the Hanege family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Heneage (1533-1595), who resided at Hainton Hall served as Vice Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth I, Member of Parliament for Stamford...
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hanege Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hanege family

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Hanege name or one of its variants: Robert Heenage who landed in North America in 1709; and John Heneage, who settled in Cuba in 1855.

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Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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