Hedden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Hedden begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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 Hedden 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 Hedden family

The surname Hedden was first found in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.

Important Dates for the Hedden family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hedden research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1690 and 1st. are included under the topic Early Hedden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hedden 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 Hedden has undergone many spelling variations, including Heading, Headen, Headon, Hedding, Heddon, Hedon, Hedin, Hedden and many more.

Early Notables of the Hedden family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hedden family to Ireland

Some of the Hedden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hedden migration to the United States

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 Hedden were among those contributors:

Hedden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William L Hedden, aged 19, who arrived in Connecticut in 1812 [1]

Hedden migration to Australia

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

Hedden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • THomas Hedden, who arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hedden (post 1700)

  • Glenn Hedden (b. 1950), American former head football coach and athletic director for the Kean University Cougars
  • Tommy Hedden (b. 1973), American professional speedway rider
  • Alfred John Hedden, American savings and loan executive
  • Mike Hedden (b. 1984), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Karl Hedden, Antarctic explorer, eponym of the Antarctic Mount Hedden
  • Eugene Bleything Hedden, founder of Hedden Iron Construction Company

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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
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