The Hedand name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from 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 Hedand 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 Hedand family
The surname Hedand was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hedand family
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Hedand Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hedand has undergone many spelling variations
, including Heading, Headen, Headon, Hedding, Heddon, Hedon, Hedin, Hedden and many more.
Early Notables of the Hedand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hedand family to Ireland
Some of the Hedand 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 Hedand family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hedand were among those contributors: 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.