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The history of the Haven family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in the county of Derbyshire. However, the family resided in Avenelles in the department of Eure, Normandy before coming to England in the just prior to the major flood of Norman emigration in the 11th century.

Haven Early Origins



The surname Haven was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Nether Haddon from early times. They were descended from Sir des Biars who attended Duke William at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. and also bore the name of Avenals. William Avennel was this same Sire who was Lord of Biars in the canton d'Isigny in Normandy.

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Haven Spelling Variations


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Haven 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 Avenells, Avenett, Avenet, Avnett, d'Avenell, Davenel, Davenell, Davenall and many more.

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Haven Early History


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Haven Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haven research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1220 is included under the topic Early Haven History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Haven Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Haven Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Haven Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Haven or a variant listed above were:

Haven Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Haven, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1645

Haven Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Haven, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola"
  • Honor Haven, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • William J. Haven (aged 21), a saddler, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Haven (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Haven (post 1700)



  • R. D. Haven, American Republican politician, Mayor of Duluth, Minnesota, 1908-09
  • Nathaniel Appleton Haven (1762-1831), American politician, Representative from New Hampshire 4th District, 1809-11
  • Martin Haven, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Albion, Michigan, 1875-86
  • Malcolm Dexter Haven (b. 1901), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1960
  • Joseph E. Haven (1885-1937), American politician, U.S. Consul in Crefeld, 1907-08; Roubaix, 1908-14; Catania, 1914-16; Turin, 1916-20; Avlona, 1919; Trieste, 1920-22; Florence, 1923-37; San Marino, 1929-37
  • John O. Haven, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 30th District, 1872-73
  • John Hilton Haven, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936; Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937
  • George W. Haven, American politician, Mayor of Burbank, California, 1965-66, 1969-70
  • F. G. Haven, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 31st District, 1927-30; Member of South Dakota State Senate 30th District, 1933-38
  • Don S. Haven, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Belgrade, 1922; U.S. Consul in San Luis Potosi, 1925; Aguascalientes, 1925; Halifax, 1926
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Haven Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haven Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 February 2016 at 09:42.

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