Haiden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancient history of the Haiden name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in one of a variety of similarly-named places. Settlements called Heydon were found in Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire. Cambridge and Norfolk both had places called Heydon, and Haydon Bridge was in Northumberland. The surname Haiden belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Haiden family
The surname Haiden was first found in Norfolk, where Sir Thomas de Heydon (circa 1185-1250) was on record as a judge, who was given the office of "Justice of Eyre," under a provision in the Magna Carta. His son William de Heydon, remained in Norfolk, continuing the line that obtained estates at Heydon and Baconsthorpe. A younger son of Sir Thomas, Johannes (John) de Heydon settled in Devon in the 13th century beginning a well known Devon branch of this family name.
Important Dates for the Haiden family
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Haiden Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Haiden include Hayden, Haydon and others.
Early Notables of the Haiden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haiden family to Ireland
Some of the Haiden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haiden migration to the United States
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Haiden or a variant listed above:
Haiden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Felix Haiden, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1854 
Haiden migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Haiden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Ann Haiden, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1842
Contemporary Notables of the name Haiden (post 1700)
- John K. Haiden, American Democrat politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives from Knox County; Elected 1897 
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