Headinton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Headinton family
The surname Headinton 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." 
Haddington is also a hamlet in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire.
Early History of the Headinton family
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Headinton Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Haddington, Hadington, Headington, Hedington and others.
Early Notables of the Headinton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Headinton family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Haddington settled in Annapolis, Maryland in 1758.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.