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Origins Available: French, Scottish


There are several possible origins for this surname. The name may be derived from the Old English word "heghen" meaning a "farm or holding," in which case, the name may have come from the place of residence of the initial bearer. Alternatively, the surname may be derived from the Old English word "heyne" meaning "a mean person," and may have come from a characteristic of the initial bearer.

Hon Early Origins



The surname Hon was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where the name has long been associated with the barony of Halywode.

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Hon Spelling Variations


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Hon Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Haining, Hain, Hainning, Henning, Haning, Hanning and others.

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Hon Early History


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Hon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hon research. Another 330 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1289, 1327, 1630, and 1655 are included under the topic Early Hon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hon In Ireland


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Hon In Ireland



Some of the Hon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Haining, age 25; who arrived in Baltimore in 1823; Mary Haining, who arrived in Ontario in 1834; Anne Henning, recorded in Charles Town, SC in 1767.

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