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The Hadlan name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Hadlan was originally a name given to someone who worked as a soldier. The surname Hadlan literally means noble protector. The name was derived from the Old English adel helm which literally means "eagle shield."

Hadlan Early Origins



The surname Hadlan was first found in the county of Somerset in south western England where, it is said the family had been settled centuries before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Hadlan Spelling Variations


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Hadlan Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hadlan are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hadlan include: Headlam, Adhelm, Eadhelm, Adelhelm, Addlam, Adlum, Adlam and many more.

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Hadlan Early History


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Hadlan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hadlan research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1677, 1750 and 1823 are included under the topic Early Hadlan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hadlan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hadlan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Captain W. Adlam, who fought with the "Roundheads" (Parliamentarians) during the English Civil War of the 17th century; Captain S. Adlam, who fought in...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hadlan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hadlan In Ireland


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Hadlan In Ireland



Some of the Hadlan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hadlan or a variant listed above: John Adlam who arrived at Nevis in 1670. John Adlum (1759-1836), was a major in the American Provisional Army during the American Revolutionary War, and later a Brigadier General in the Pennsylvania militia.

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Hadlan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hadlan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hadlan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 January 2012 at 13:34.

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