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Havens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the Havens 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)


Early Origins of the Havens family


The surname Havens 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 Havens family


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Havens 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 Havens family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Havens family to Ireland


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Migration of the Havens family to the New World and Oceana


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 Havens or a variant listed above were:

Havens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C Carroll Havens, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]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)
  • Coffee Havens, who landed in New York in 1850 [2]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)
  • Chas. Havens, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Daniel Havens, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Gwen Havens, aged 28, who emigrated to America, in 1896
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Havens Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eleanor Havens, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Georg. Havens, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Alice Havens, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Arthur Havens, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Henry Havens, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1913
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Havens Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mrs. Eleanor Havens U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 510 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss. Sarah Havens U.E. (b. 1770), aged 13 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 605 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Master. George Havens U.E. (b. 1769), aged 14 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 604 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Havens U.E. (b. 1765), aged 18 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 603 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Master. William Havens U.E. (b. 1779), aged 4 who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 44 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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Contemporary Notables of the name Havens (post 1700)


  • Dr. Betty Havens OC (d. 2005), Canadian recipient of an honorary degree from the University of Waterloo in 1994, the Commemorative Golden Jubilee Medal of Queen Elizabeth II in 2002, a Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation in 2003 and, in February 2005, the Order of Canada
  • Palmer Edward Havens (1818-1886), American politician, Member of the New York State Assembly (1862-1863) and 1867, New York State Senator (1864-1865)
  • Jonathan Nicoll Havens (1757-1799), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1795-1799)
  • Harrison E. Havens (1837-1916), American lawyer and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri (1871-1873) and (1873-1875)
  • Frank C. Havens (d. 1918), American lawyer and real estate developer of the late 19th to early 20th century
  • Bob Havens (b. 1930), American big band and jazz trombonist, known for his work on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1960 to 1982
  • Richie P Havens (1941-2013), American folk singer and guitarist, best remembered for his iconic opening performance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Richie Havens. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Richie Havens. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Havens
  • William S Havens Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Intelligent Systems Lab in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University

Suggested Readings for the name Havens


  • The Havens Family in Florida by Elizabeth Haven Kocher.
  • The Havens Family in Suffolk County, New York; A Genealogical Survey of Some of the Descendants of William S. Havens, 17th Century Settler in Aquidneck, Rhode Island by Barrington S. Haven.

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Citations


  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ Richie Havens. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Richie Havens. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Havens

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