Handend is one of the many names that the Normans
brought with them when they conquered England
in 1066. The Handend family lived in the place named Hendon, in Middlesex. The place-name is derived from an Old English expression that means at the high hill
or in the valley with the deer.
The place named Hendon is in the London Metropolitan area and is situated some seven miles north-west of Charing Cross. The Hendron variant is now chiefly found in County Armagh
, but it earliest origins lie in Middlesex.
Early Origins of the Handend family
The surname Handend was first found in Middlesex. Alternatively, the family could have originated in Endon, a township, in the parish and union of Leek, N. division of the hundred
of Totmonslow in Staffordshire
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Handend family
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Handend Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Handend family name include Hendon, Henden, Hendwn and others.
Early Notables of the Handend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Handend family to Ireland
Some of the Handend family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Handend family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Handend family to immigrate North America: Susan Hendon who settled in Maryland in 1729.