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Haddow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Haddow family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Haddow comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Haydock in the parish of Winwick in Lancashire. The name, pronounced Haddock, belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Haddow family

The surname Haddow 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.

Early History of the Haddow family

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Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1562, 1570, 1629, 1686, 1690, 1714, and 1746 are included under the topic Early Haddow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haddow 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 Haddow has appeared include Haydock, Haddock, Hadock and others.

Early Notables of the Haddow family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Christopher Haydoke of Preston; Sir Richard Haddock (1629-1714), an officer of the Royal Navy, who served in the Anglo-Dutch Wars, and...
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Migration of the Haddow family to Ireland

Some of the Haddow family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Haddow family to the New World and Oceana

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 Haddow arrived in North America very early: Henry Haddock who settled in New England in 1805; William Haddock settled in New England in 1740; Henry, James, and Joseph Haddock arrived in Philadelphia between 1805 and 1840..

Contemporary Notables of the name Haddow (post 1700)

  • Andrew Sorbie Haddow, Scottish professional association football player from Glasgow
  • James Haddow (1872-1943), Scottish footballer from Kilmarnock
  • Kris Haddow (b. 1981), born Kris Clark, a Scottish playwright, poet and performer from Dumfriesshire
  • Richie Haddow, former Australian rules footballer in the 1960s
  • Major Ross Taylor Haddow (1896-1973), Scottish businessman and politician in Glasgow, Lord Dean of Guild of Glasgow
  • Johnny Haddow, Scottish footballer and manager, famous for winning the 1958 Scottish Cup for Clyde
  • Donald Haddow (b. 1970), former international freestyle swimmer from Canada who competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • George Haddow (1833-1919), Canadian politician and merchant, Member of Parliament for Restigouche NB (1878-1882)

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