The lineage of the name Havenden begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the village of Haffenden in the south-eastern counties of Kent
, around Canterbury, Cranbrook, Homewood, and Smarden, around Wadhurst in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Havenden family
The surname Havenden was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor at Tenterden and Smarden and at Halden Bugglesden in the north part of Boresile borough. The exact locality of the ancient domain remains obscure.
Early History of the Havenden family
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Havenden 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 Havenden has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hafenden, Haffenden, Havenden and others.
Early Notables of the Havenden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Havenden family to the New World and Oceana
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 Havenden were among those contributors:
Havenden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Havenden who landed in North America in 1750