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The name Headane is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family 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 Headane belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Headane Early Origins



The surname Headane was first found in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.

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Headane Early History


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Headane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Headane research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1690 and 1st. are included under the topic Early Headane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Headane Spelling Variations


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Headane Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Headane were recorded, including Heading, Headen, Headon, Hedding, Heddon, Hedon, Hedin, Hedden and many more.

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Headane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Headane Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Headane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Headane In Ireland


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Headane In Ireland



Some of the Headane 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Headane family emigrate to North America: 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.

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