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The lineage of the name Hadden begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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 Hadden resided near or on a heather-covered hill.
The surname Hadden 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.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hadden has undergone many spelling variations, including Haddon, Hadden, Haddan, Haddin and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hadden research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1159, 1556, 1515, 1572, 1680, 1762 and are included under the topic Early Hadden History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 123 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hadden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hadden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hadden were among those contributors:
Hadden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Hadden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Hadden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Hadden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Hadden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Hadden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hadden 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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