Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family 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 Hedding 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 Hedding family
Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hedding family
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Hedding Spelling Variations
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 Hedding have been found, including Heading, Headen, Headon, Hedding, Heddon, Hedon, Hedin, Hedden and many more.
Early Notables of the Hedding family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hedding family to Ireland
Some of the Hedding family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hedding 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 Hedding, or a variant listed above:
Hedding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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