In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Hadon surname lived in one of a variety of similarly-named places. Settlements called Heydon were found in Dorset
, and Wiltshire
. Cambridge and Norfolk
both had places called Heydon, and Haydon Bridge was in Northumberland
. The surname Hadon 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 Hadon family
The surname Hadon was first found in Norfolk
, where Sir Thomas de Heydon (circa 1185-1250) was on record as a judge, who was given the office of "Justice of Eyre," under a provision in the Magna Carta. His son William de Heydon, remained in Norfolk, continuing the line that obtained estates at Heydon and Baconsthorpe. A younger son of Sir Thomas, Johannes (John) de Heydon settled in Devon
in the 13th century beginning a well known Devon
branch of this family name.
Early History of the Hadon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hadon research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1583, 1583, 1629, 1667 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Hadon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hadon 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 Hadon 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 Hadon include: Hayden, Haydon and others.
Early Notables of the Hadon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hadon family to Ireland
Some of the Hadon family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 51 words (4 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 Hadon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hadon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. James Hadon U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
The Hadon Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ferme en foy
Motto Translation: Strong in faith.