Origins Available: English
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."
Early Origins of the Hadlan family
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.
Early History of the Hadlan family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Hadlan family (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.
Migration of the Hadlan family to 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.
Migration of the Hadlan family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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.