The ancestors of the Haffendind surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they 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 Haffendind family
The surname Haffendind 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 Haffendind family
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Haffendind 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 Haffendind include Hafenden, Haffenden, Havenden and others.
Early Notables of the Haffendind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haffendind family to the New World and Oceana
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.