Havasey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Havasey comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person associated with a male goat, perhaps through ownership of such an animal or a perceived physical or temperamental resemblance to that animal. The surname Havasey is derived from the Old English word hæfer, which means he-goat. [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Havasey family

The surname Havasey was first found in Norfolk where Hugh, Simon Hauer was the first mention of the family in the Pipe Rolls of 1199 and later in the Pipe Rolls of Essex in 1230. [1]

From these earliest records, we must move to the north in Scotland to find later information. "Gilbert Heware, chaplain, witnessed an instrument of sasine, 1446, and Robert Hafere was one of the perambulators of the bounds of Prestwick, in the same year." [3]

Early History of the Havasey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Havasey research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1664, 1470, 1482, 1497, 1509, 1514, 1505, 1499, 1513, 1657, 1702, 1684, 1685, 1687, 1686 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Havasey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Havasey Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Havasey has undergone many spelling variations, including Havers, Haver and others.

Early Notables of the Havasey family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Clopton Havers (1657-1702), an English physician and pioneer on the microstructure of bone, believed to have been the first person to observe the eponymous Haversian canals and Sharpey's fibres in bones. "He studied at Catharine Hall, Cambridge, but left the university without taking any degree. He was admitted extra-licentiate of the College of Physicians of London on 28 July 1684, took the degree of M.D. at Utrecht...
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Migration of the Havasey family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Havasey were among those contributors: Dr. D. Havers settled in New Orleans in 1822; John Havers arrived in Philadelphia in 1868.



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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