Haven History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. [1]

Early Origins of the Haven family

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.

Haddon Hall near Bakewell, Derbyshire was the site of the 12th-century marriage between Sir Richard de Vernon and Alice Avenell, daughter of William Avenell II. At that time, the hall passed into the Vernon family. Historically, the hall was originally held by William Peverel, illegitimate son of William the Conqueror in 1087. Later the hall was forfeited to the Crown in 1153 and then passed to a tenant of the Peverils, the Avenell family.

Early History of the Haven family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haven research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 122 and 1220 are included under the topic Early Haven History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Haven family (pre 1700)

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United States Haven migration to the United States +

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 [2]

Australia Haven migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Haven Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Haven, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola" [3]
  • Honor Haven, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • William J. Haven (aged 21), a saddler, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

Contemporary Notables of the name Haven (post 1700) +

  • R. D. Haven, American Republican politician, Mayor of Duluth, Minnesota, 1908-09 [4]
  • Nathaniel Appleton Haven (1762-1831), American politician, Representative from New Hampshire 4th District, 1809-11 [4]
  • Martin Haven, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Albion, Michigan, 1875-86 [4]
  • Malcolm Dexter Haven (b. 1901), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1960 [4]
  • 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 [4]
  • John O. Haven, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 30th District, 1872-73 [4]
  • John Hilton Haven, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1936; Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937 [4]
  • George W. Haven, American politician, Mayor of Burbank, California, 1965-66, 1969-70 [4]
  • 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 [4]
  • Don S. Haven, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Belgrade, 1922; U.S. Consul in San Luis Potosi, 1925; Aguascalientes, 1925; Halifax, 1926 [4]
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OSCEOLA / ASCEOLA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Osceola-Asceola.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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