Headen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Headen comes from when the family resided 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 Headen 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 Headen family
The surname Headen was first found in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Headen family
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Headen 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 Headen include Heading, Headen, Headon, Hedding, Heddon, Hedon, Hedin, Hedden and many more.
Early Notables of the Headen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Headen family to Ireland
Some of the Headen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Headen migration to the United States +
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:
Headen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Wm. Headen, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1894
- Charles Headen, aged 22, who settled in America from Ashton under Lyne, in 1897
Headen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Wm. J. Headen, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
- Thomas Headen, aged 33, who immigrated to the United States from Barnsley, in 1906
- Albert Headen, aged 3, who landed in America from Walsall, England, in 1907
- William Headen, aged 70, who immigrated to America, in 1907
- Ernest Headen, aged 5, who landed in America from Walsall, England, in 1907
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Headen migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Headen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Patrick Headen, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
Headen migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Headen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Patrick Headen, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel" 
Contemporary Notables of the name Headen (post 1700) +
- Andrew "Andy" Roosevelt Headen (b. 1960), former professional American football linebacker
- James H. Headen, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1874 
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