Anglo-Saxon origin and came 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 Haffendyn family
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 Haffendyn family
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Haffendyn Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Haffendyn family name include Hafenden, Haffenden, Havenden and others.
Early Notables of the Haffendyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haffendyn family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Haffendyn surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Havenden who landed in North America in 1750.
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