Heen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Heen family
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.
Early History of the Heen family
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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.
Early Notables of the Heen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heen family to Ireland
Some of the Heen 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.
Migration of the Heen family
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..
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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