Headington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Headington family

The surname Headington was first found in East Lothian, at the Royal Burgh of Haddington, a town that was ceded by King Edgar of England and became part of Scotland in the 10th century.

"It appears to have been a royal residence at an early period, and in various documents is mentioned as having been a demesne town of the kings in the beginning of the twelfth century. Ada, Countess of Northumberland, and mother of Malcolm IV., in 1178 founded here a convent for sisters of the Cistercian order, which she richly endowed, and dedicated to the Virgin Mary; and Alexander II., King of Scotland, was born at this place in 1198." [1]

Haddington is also a hamlet in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire.

Early History of the Headington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Headington research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1177, 1269, 1296 and 1511 are included under the topic Early Headington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Headington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Haddington, Hadington, Headington, Hedington and others.

Early Notables of the Headington family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Headington family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Haddington settled in Annapolis, Maryland in 1758.

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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