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The Anglo-Saxon name Hafenden comes from when the family resided 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.

Hafenden Early Origins



The surname Hafenden 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.

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Hafenden Early History


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Hafenden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hafenden research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hafenden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hafenden Spelling Variations


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Hafenden Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hafenden include Hafenden, Haffenden, Havenden and others.

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Hafenden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hafenden Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Havenden who landed in North America in 1750.

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