The ancestors of the name Haddin date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the village of Haddon which was in a number of places including Derbyshire
. 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 Haddin resided near or on a heather-covered hill.
Early Origins of the Haddin family
The surname Haddin 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.) CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
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.
Early History of the Haddin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haddin research.Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1159, 1556, 1515, 1572, 1680, 1762 and are included under the topic Early Haddin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haddin Spelling Variations
Haddin has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Haddin have been found, including Haddon, Hadden, Haddan, Haddin and others.
Early Notables of the Haddin 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... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haddin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Haddin family to Ireland
Some of the Haddin 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 and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Haddin family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Haddins to arrive on North American shores:
Haddin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Haddin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1848
Haddin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Law Haddin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750