Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Headyn is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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 Headyn 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 Headyn family
The surname Headyn was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Headyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Headyn research.Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1690 and 1st. are included under the topic Early Headyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Headyn 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. Headyn has been spelled many different ways, including Heading, Headen, Headon, Hedding, Heddon, Hedon, Hedin, Hedden and many more.
Early Notables of the Headyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Headyn family to Ireland
Some of the Headyn 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.
Migration of the Headyn family to the New World and Oceana
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 Headyns to arrive in North America: Sarah Heading, who sailed to Barbados in 1659; Richard Hedon to New England
in 1684; William Heddon to Georgia in 1753; E. Hedding to New York at the age of 70 in 1823.