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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.

Heady Early Origins



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

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Heady Spelling Variations


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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.

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Heady Early History


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Heady Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heady research. Another 211 words (15 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.

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Heady Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heady Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Heady In Ireland


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Heady In Ireland



Some of the Heady 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


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The Great Migration



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 emigrated 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 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Jessie Heady arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851
  • John Heady, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heady (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heady (post 1700)



  • Ray E. Heady (1916-2002), American clergyman
  • Brett Heady (b. 1970), retired Australian rules footballer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

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  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Heady Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heady 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 30 August 2016 at 11:08.

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