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Heede is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived near a hill or near the source of a stream or the head of a valley. The name was originally derived from the Old English heafod, which meant head. The surname Heede belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. Heede may have also been a nickname given to someone with a large head or with some other peculiarity of the head.

Heede Early Origins



The surname Heede was first found in Norfolk, but we must look to Nottinghamshire to find the first listing of the name, Thomas del Heved who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The same roll has lists the spelling as Hedde and the old Anglo-Saxon spelling Heved. (BP)

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Heede Spelling Variations


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Heede Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Heede family name include Head, Heade, Heads, Heed and others.

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Heede Early History


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Heede Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heede research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1737, 1609, 1689, 1667, 1679, 1637 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Heede History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heede Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heede Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heede Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heede In Ireland


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Heede In Ireland



Some of the Heede family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Heede surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Heede Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Heede, who came to Virginia in 1650
  • Francis Heede, who landed in Virginia in 1650

Heede Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Heede, who arrived in Indiana
  • Charles Heede, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heede (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heede (post 1700)



  • Jean-Luc Van Den Heede (b. 1945), French sailor who set the current world-record for the westabout circumnavigation

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Heede Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heede Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 2 February 2015 at 08:27.

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