Haddleton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Haddleton is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Halton, a very common place-name in England. The place-name is derived from the Old English terms halh, which means nook or corner of land, and tun, which meant farm or enclosure, and later came to mean fortress and town. The name means "farm in the nook or corner of land." The surname denotes a dweller at same.
Early Origins of the Haddleton family
The surname Haddleton was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Haddleton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haddleton research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1084, 1628, 1699, 1632, 1704 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Haddleton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haddleton Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Haddleton has been spelled many different ways, including Halton, Haltone, Hultahan, Haltom, Haltum and others.
Early Notables of the Haddleton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haddleton family to Ireland
Some of the Haddleton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Haddleton family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Haddletons to arrive in North America: James Haltone who arrived in Philadelphia in 1853; James Halton arrived in Maryland in 1775; John Halton arrived in Potomack in 1747.
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