× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2018


The name Harvedyn arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Harvedyn family lived in Flintshire, Wales at Hawarden.

Harvedyn Early Origins



The surname Harvedyn was first found in Flintshire, Wales at Hawarden, a small village near the border of Cheshire and Wales. Legend has it that in the Church a statue of the Virgin Mary fell in 946, killing the wife of the Governor of the Castle. The statue was put on trial and condemned to death by drowning. The statue floated up the River Dee and washed up at Chester. Hawarden Castle, built much later, after the Hawardens had left, was occupied during the 19th century by William Gladstone, Prime Minister of England.

Close

Harvedyn Spelling Variations


Expand

Harvedyn Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Hawarden, Hawardens, Hawerden, Harweden, Harveden, Harvedon and many more.

Close

Harvedyn Early History


Expand

Harvedyn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harvedyn research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1574, 1662 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Harvedyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Harvedyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Harvedyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harvedyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Harvedyn or a variant listed above were: Robert Harveden who landed in North America in 1705.

Close

Harvedyn Family Crest Products


Expand

Harvedyn Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also



Sign Up

  


BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest