The origins of the Headan name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Headan was originally derived from a family having lived in the parish of Headon, which is in the diocese of Southwell in Nottinghamshire
, or in the parish of Hedon, which is in the diocese of York in Yorkshire
. The surname Headan 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 Headan family
The surname Headan was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Headan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Headan research.Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1690 and 1st. are included under the topic Early Headan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Headan Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Headan include Heading, Headen, Headon, Hedding, Heddon, Hedon, Hedin, Hedden and many more.
Early Notables of the Headan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Headan family to Ireland
Some of the Headan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 41 words (3 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 Headan family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Sarah Heading, who sailed to Barbados in 1659; Richard Hedon to New England
in 1684; William Heddon to Georgia in 1753; E. Hedding to New York at the age of 70 in 1823.