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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Heading surname 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 Heading belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Heading Early Origins



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

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Heading Spelling Variations


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Heading Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Heading are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Heading include: Heading, Headen, Headon, Hedding, Heddon, Hedon, Hedin, Hedden and many more.

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Heading Early History


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Heading Early History



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

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Heading Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heading Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Heading In Ireland


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Heading In Ireland



Some of the Heading 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Heading or a variant listed above:

Heading Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sarah Heading, who sailed to Barbados in 1659

Heading Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Harley Heading, who arrived in New York in 1839

Heading Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Heading, aged 42, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan"
  • James Heading, aged 37, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heading (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heading (post 1700)



  • Henry Heading, American politician, Candidate for Judge, Michigan Court of Appeals 1st District, 1974

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Heading Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heading Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 13:12.

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