The ancestors of the Haddinett family first reached the shores of England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Their name is derived from the Norman name Odinet,
from which the more commonly known Odo
Early Origins of the Haddinett family
The surname Haddinett was first found in Shropshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Haddinett family
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Haddinett Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Hodnutt, Hadnet, Hadnett, Hudnutt, Hudnett and others.
Early Notables of the Haddinett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haddinett family to Ireland
Some of the Haddinett family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Haddinett family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Haddinett or a variant listed above: Humphrey Hadnett settled in Virginia in 1635; Charles and James Hodnett arrived in Philadelphia in 1856; Francis Hadnett arrived in Boston in 1767; William Hadnett arrived in Philadelphia in 1864..