Hadon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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, Somerset, 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.
Important Dates for the Hadon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hadon research. Another 81 words (6 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)
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hadon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hadon migration to Canada
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 Hadon or a variant listed above:
Hadon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. James Hadon U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 
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