The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Heene come from when the family resided in the parish of Heene, which is now part of Worthing in the county of Sussex
. The surname Heene belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The surname Heene may also be derived from the personal name Henry.
Early Origins of the Heene family
The surname Heene was first found in Sussex
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Heene family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heene research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1639, 1708, 1673 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Heene History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Heene Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Heene has been recorded under many different variations, including Hen, Henn, Henne, Heene, Hene and others.
Early Notables of the Heene family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Hugh Henn, page of the bedchamber to James I and Charles I, and later appointed Keeper of the Queen's Garden, Greenwich in 1639; and his son, Henry Hene (or Henn) (died 1708), an English-born judge who became Chief... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heene Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Heene family to Ireland
Some of the Heene family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 55 words (4 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 Heene family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Heene or a variant listed above: John George Henn, who sailed to America in 1740; John Peter Henn to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1744; Henn family to America in 1763; Barbara, John and Nicholas Hen to Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1764.