The ancestry of the name Haydane dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in one of a variety of similarly-named places. Settlements called Heydon were found in Dorset
, and Wiltshire
. Cambridge and Norfolk
both had places called Heydon, and Haydon Bridge was in Northumberland
. The surname Haydane belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Haydane family
The surname Haydane was first found in Norfolk
, where Sir Thomas de Heydon (circa 1185-1250) was on record as a judge, who was given the office of "Justice of Eyre," under a provision in the Magna Carta. His son William de Heydon, remained in Norfolk, continuing the line that obtained estates at Heydon and Baconsthorpe. A younger son of Sir Thomas, Johannes (John) de Heydon settled in Devon
in the 13th century beginning a well known Devon
branch of this family name.
Early History of the Haydane family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haydane research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1583, 1583, 1629, 1667 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Haydane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haydane Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Haydane have been found, including Hayden, Haydon and others.
Early Notables of the Haydane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haydane family to Ireland
Some of the Haydane family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Haydane family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Haydane, or a variant listed above: John Hayden settled in New England
in 1630; another John settled in Virginia in 1670; Samuel Hayden settled in New England
in 1666; Thomas Hayden settled in Virginia in 1654.
The Haydane Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ferme en foy
Motto Translation: Strong in faith.