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Hafendan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Hafendan date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hafendan family lived in the village of Haffenden in the south-eastern counties of Kent, around Canterbury, Cranbrook, Homewood, and Smarden, around Wadhurst in the county of Sussex.

Early Origins of the Hafendan family

The surname Hafendan was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor at Tenterden and Smarden and at Halden Bugglesden in the north part of Boresile borough. The exact locality of the ancient domain remains obscure.

Early History of the Hafendan family

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Hafendan 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 Hafendan 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 Hafendan include: Hafenden, Haffenden, Havenden and others.

Early Notables of the Hafendan family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hafendan 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 Hafendan or a variant listed above: John Havenden who landed in North America in 1750.

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