The ancestry of the name Heddant dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Haddon which was in a number of places including Derbyshire
. There is also a place called Hadden Hill in the county of Stafford. This place-name was originally derived from two Old English words Haeth, which means a heath, and dun which literally means a hill. Therefore the original bearers of the surname Heddant resided near or on a heather-covered hill.
Early Origins of the Heddant family
The surname Heddant was first found in Derbyshire
, at either Nether Haddon or Over Haddon, both small villages. Looking back further, we found William Hadon listed in Normandy
, France in the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae (1180.) CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Haddon Hall is an English country house on the River Wye at Bakewell, Derbyshire
that dates back to the 11th century when William Peverel, illegitimate son of William the Conqueror, held the manor of Nether Haddon in 1087.
Early History of the Heddant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heddant research.Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1159, 1556, 1515, 1572, 1680, 1762 and are included under the topic Early Heddant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Heddant Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Heddant have been found, including Haddon, Hadden, Haddan, Haddin and others.
Early Notables of the Heddant family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include James Haddon ( fl.
1556), an English reforming divine and his brother, Walter Haddon LL.D. (1515-1572), an English civil lawyer, much involved in church and university affairs under Edward... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heddant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Heddant family to Ireland
Some of the Heddant family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 87 words (6 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 Heddant family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Heddant, or a variant listed above: James Hadden in Maryland in 1697 and later moved to Virginia; John Haddin arrived in Philadelphia in 1848; John and Margaret Haddon settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630.