Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived 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 Headon 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 Headon family
Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Headon family
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Headon Spelling Variations
Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Headon include Heading, Headen, Headon, Hedding, Heddon, Hedon, Hedin, Hedden and many more.
Early Notables of the Headon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Headon family to Ireland
Some of the Headon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Headon family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Headon or a variant listed above:
Headon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Headon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Headon (post 1700)
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