The ancestors of the name Hedin date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hedin 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 Hedin 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 Hedin family
The surname Hedin was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hedin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hedin research.Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1690 and 1st. are included under the topic Early Hedin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hedin Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hedin are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hedin include: Heading, Headen, Headon, Hedding, Heddon, Hedon, Hedin, Hedden and many more.
Early Notables of the Hedin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hedin family to Ireland
Some of the Hedin family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 41 words (3 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 Hedin family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hedin or a variant listed above:
Hedin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mary Hedin to New York in 1835
- Carl Hedin, aged 34, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Hedin (post 1700)
- Paul Arthur Hedin, American chemist
- Pierre Hedin, Swedish hockey player
- Adolf Hedin (1834-1905), Swedish liberal politician
- Doctor Sven Anders Hedin (1865-1952), Swedish traveler/writer, eponym of the Hedin lunar crater