The name Hafendane has a long Anglo-Saxon
heritage. The name comes from when a 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 Hafendane family
The surname Hafendane 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 Hafendane family
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Hafendane Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hafendane have been found, including Hafenden, Haffenden, Havenden and others.
Early Notables of the Hafendane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hafendane family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hafendane, or a variant listed above: John Havenden who landed in North America in 1750.