Heady History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Heady is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Heady 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 Heady family
The surname Heady was first found in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Heady family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heady research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1690 and 1st. are included under the topic Early Heady History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Heady Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Heady has been spelled many different ways, including Heading, Headen, Headon, Hedding, Heddon, Hedon, Hedin, Hedden and many more.
Early Notables of the Heady family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Heady is the 9,125th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Heady family to Ireland
Some of the Heady 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.
| Heady migration to the United States ||+|
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Headys to arrive in North America:
Heady Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Heady, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 
Heady Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Samuel Heady, who landed in Mississippi in 1798 
Heady Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- James Richard Heady, aged 47, who landed in America from Portsmouth, England, in 1920
- Mary A. Heady, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Coventry, England, in 1921
- Elizabeth Heady, aged 48, who settled in America from Coventry, England, in 1921
- William T. Heady, aged 25, who settled in America from Portsmouth, England, in 1922
- Annie Heady, who landed in America from Swinford, Ireland, in 1923
| Heady migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Heady Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Heady, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia 
- Jessie Heady, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851 
- John Heady, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Heady (post 1700) ||+|
- Harold Franklin Heady (1916-2011), American forester, botanist and prairie ecologist
- Ray E. Heady (1916-2002), American clergyman
- Brett Heady (b. 1970), retired Australian rules footballer
- "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
- Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
- State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BLUNDELL 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Blundell.htm
- South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EPAMINONDAS 1852. Retrieved www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1852.shtml