The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Haddowe come from when the family resided near Hadlow, a place-name found in Kent
and the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The place-name Hadlow is derived from the Old English elements hæth,
which meant heather, and hlaw,
which meant small hill. The place-name as a whole means "small hill where the heather grows." The original bearers of the name probably lived on or near such a hill.
Early Origins of the Haddowe family
The surname Haddowe was first found in Kent
at Hadlow, a village in the Medway valley, near Tonbridge which dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Haslow and was held by Richard de Tonebridge. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By 1235, the village was known as Hadlou. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Hadlow Castle was built in the late 1780s and is now listed as a Grade I listed country house and tower. Hadlow Tower, known locally as May's Folly, is a Victorian Gothic tower, and one of the largest in Britain.
Early History of the Haddowe family
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Haddowe Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Haddowe has been recorded under many different variations, including Hadlow, Hadlo, Hadelow, Hadloe, Hadllow, Hadlowe, Hadlough and many more.
Early Notables of the Haddowe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haddowe family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Haddowe or a variant listed above: Edea Hadelow, who came to Maryland in 1666 and Thomas Hadloe, also to Maryland, in 1667.