Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived near a hill or near the source of a stream or the head of a valley. The name was originally derived from the Old English heafod, which meant head. The surname Heade belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. Heade may have also been a nickname given to someone with a large head or with some other peculiarity of the head.
Early Origins of the Heade family
Norfolk, but we must look to Nottinghamshire to find the first listing of the name, Thomas del Heved who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) The same roll has lists the spelling as Hedde and the old Anglo-Saxon spelling Heved. (BP)
Early History of the Heade family
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Heade Spelling Variations
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 Heade have been found, including Head, Heade, Heads, Heed and others.
Early Notables of the Heade family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heade family to Ireland
Some of the Heade family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Heade 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 Heade, or a variant listed above:
Heade Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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