The present generation of the Haddynd family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived 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 Haddynd resided near or on a heather-covered hill.
Early Origins of the Haddynd family
The surname Haddynd 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 Haddynd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haddynd research.Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1159, 1556, 1515, 1572, 1680, 1762 and are included under the topic Early Haddynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haddynd Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Haddynd include Haddon, Hadden, Haddan, Haddin and others.
Early Notables of the Haddynd 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 Haddynd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Haddynd family to Ireland
Some of the Haddynd 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 Haddynd family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Haddynd were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: James Hadden in Maryland in 1697 and later moved to Virginia; John Haddin arrived in Philadelphia in 1848; John and Margaret Haddon settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630.