Haddan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Haddan first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the village of Haddon which was in a number of places including Derbyshire, Dorset, Northampton and Roxburgh in Scotland. There is also a place called Hadden Hill in the county of Stafford. This place-name was originally derived from two Old English words Haeth, which means a heath, and dun which literally means a hill. Therefore the original bearers of the surname Haddan resided near or on a heather-covered hill.
Early Origins of the Haddan family
The surname Haddan was first found in Derbyshire, at either Nether Haddon or Over Haddon, both small villages. Looking back further, we found William Hadon listed in Normandy, France in the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae (1180.)  Haddon Hall is an English country house on the River Wye at Bakewell, Derbyshire that dates back to the 11th century when William Peverel, illegitimate son of William the Conqueror, held the manor of Nether Haddon in 1087.
Important Dates for the Haddan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haddan research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1159, 1556, 1515, 1572, 1680, 1762 and are included under the topic Early Haddan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haddan Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Haddan has appeared include Haddon, Hadden, Haddan, Haddin and others.
Early Notables of the Haddan family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include James Haddon ( fl. 1556), an English reforming divine and his brother, Walter Haddon LL.D. (1515-1572), an English civil lawyer, much involved in church and university affairs under Edward...
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Migration of the Haddan family to Ireland
Some of the Haddan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Haddan family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Haddan arrived in North America very early: James Hadden in Maryland in 1697 and later moved to Virginia; John Haddin arrived in Philadelphia in 1848; John and Margaret Haddon settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630.
- ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)