Hendin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Hendin came to England with the ancestors of the Hendin family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hendin family lived in the place named Hendon, in Middlesex. The place-name is derived from an Old English expression that means at the high hill or in the valley with the deer. The place named Hendon is in the London Metropolitan area and is situated some seven miles north-west of Charing Cross. The Hendron variant is now chiefly found in County Armagh, Ireland, but it earliest origins lie in Middlesex.
Early Origins of the Hendin family
The surname Hendin was first found in Middlesex. Alternatively, the family could have originated in Endon, a township, in the parish and union of Leek, N. division of the hundred of Totmonslow in Staffordshire. 
Early History of the Hendin family
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Hendin Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Hendon, Henden, Hendwn and others.
Early Notables of the Hendin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hendin family to Ireland
Some of the Hendin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hendin family
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hendin or a variant listed above: Susan Hendon who settled in Maryland in 1729.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hendin (post 1700) +
- Louis Hendin, American politician, Workers Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 8th District, 1928; Candidate for New York State Senate 22nd District, 1930, 1932 
Related Stories +
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html