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The name Heen is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the personal name Henning or Hemming. The letters n and m were often regarded as interchangeable in the medieval records.

Heen Early Origins



The surname Heen was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Heen Spelling Variations


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Heen Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Heen has been spelled many different ways, including Henning, Hening, Hennings, Hemington and others.

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Heen Early History


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Heen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heen research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1276, 1498, and 1601 are included under the topic Early Heen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Heen In Ireland


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Heen In Ireland



Some of the Heen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Heens to arrive in North America: William Henning settled in Virginia in 1654; Michael Henning settled in Charleston in 1766; Thomas Henning settler in Maryland in 1731; Fred, George, James, John, Mathew, Mary, Michael, Nancy, Robert, Sarah and William Henning all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1860..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heen (post 1700)



  • William H. Heen, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1928, 1936, 1944
  • Walter M. Heen, American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for Hawaii, 1978-81; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii, 2000

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Heen Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Heen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heen 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 12 November 2015 at 11:28.

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