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Hafendent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Hafendent family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Hafendent comes from when the 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 Hafendent family

The surname Hafendent 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 Hafendent family

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Hafendent Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hafendent has appeared include Hafenden, Haffenden, Havenden and others.

Early Notables of the Hafendent family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hafendent family to the New World and Oceana

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hafendent arrived in North America very early: John Havenden who landed in North America in 1750.

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