The Havener surname is derived from the Middle High German word "oven," meaning an oven; and as such the name was probably originally an occupational
name for a baker, or someone who made or used ovens.
Early Origins of the Havener family
The surname Havener was first found in Brunswick, where the name Offner was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Havener family
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Havener Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Offner, Oeffner, Offen, Ofner, Ofener, Offener, Hoffner, Hoeffner, Hoffen, Hofner, Ovener, Hoverner and many more.
Early Notables of the Havener family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Havener family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Havener Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Yerick Havener, who settled in Georgia in 1737
- Nicholas Havener, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- George Havener, who settled in America in 1753
Contemporary Notables of the name Havener (post 1700)
- Matthew Havener, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State Board of Education 12th District, 2006 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html