Anglo-Saxon name Hedane comes from the family having resided 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 Hedane 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 Hedane family
Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hedane family
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Hedane Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Heading, Headen, Headon, Hedding, Heddon, Hedon, Hedin, Hedden and many more.
Early Notables of the Hedane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hedane family to Ireland
Some of the Hedane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hedane family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hedanes to arrive on North American shores: 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.
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