Hean History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hean family

The surname Hean was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Hean family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hean research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1623 and 1776 are included under the topic Early Hean History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hean Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Haen, Haene, Haenn, Haenns, Haenes, Haens, Hean, Heann, Heanes, Häen, van Haen and many more.

Early Notables of the Hean family (pre 1700)

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Hean migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hean Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Philip Hean, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Mathew Hean, who settled in Illinois in 1856

Hean migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hean Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Hean, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"
  • Phoebe Hean (aged 40), a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"
  • Phoebe Hean (aged 16), a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"
  • James Hean (aged 18), a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

Hean migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hean Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. J. D. Hean, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1868 [2]
  • Mrs. Hean, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1868 [2]
  • Child Hean, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1868 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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