Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Havendyn is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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 Havendyn family
The surname Havendyn 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 Havendyn family
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Havendyn Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Havendyn has been spelled many different ways, including Hafenden, Haffenden, Havenden and others.
Early Notables of the Havendyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Havendyn family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Havendyns to arrive in North America: John Havenden who landed in North America in 1750.