Heddon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Heddon name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Heddon was originally derived from a family 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 Heddon 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 Heddon family

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

Early History of the Heddon family

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

Heddon Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Heddon include Heading, Headen, Headon, Hedding, Heddon, Hedon, Hedin, Hedden and many more.

Early Notables of the Heddon family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Heddon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Heddon family to Ireland

Some of the Heddon 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.


United States Heddon migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Heddon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Heddon moved to Georgia in 1753
Heddon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Heddon, who arrived in New York in 1834 [1]
  • Thomas, Heddon Jr., who landed in New York in 1834 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Heddon (post 1700) +

  • Kenneth Frederick Heddon, Canadian oil company executive


  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)


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