Hadwin is one of the many names that the Normans
brought with them when they conquered England
in 1066. The name Hadwin came from the Old French name Hardouin,
a traditional baptismal name which meant Hardwinnus.
As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Hadwin family
The surname Hadwin was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from the 12th century.
Early History of the Hadwin family
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Hadwin Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Hadwin has been recorded under many different variations, including Hardwin, Hardwen, Hadwin, Hadwen, Hadwine and many more.
Early Notables of the Hadwin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hadwin family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Hadwins were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Hadwin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James Hadwin, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1712 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)