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Hendon is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hendon 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.

Hendon Early Origins



The surname Hendon 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hendon Spelling Variations


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Hendon 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.

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Hendon Early History


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Hendon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hendon research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1639 and 1865 are included under the topic Early Hendon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hendon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hendon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hendon In Ireland


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Hendon In Ireland



Some of the Hendon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 words (10 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



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 Hendon or a variant listed above:

Hendon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Susan Hendon who settled in Maryland in 1729

Hendon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Hendon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hendon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hendon (post 1700)



  • William Martin Hendon (b. 1944), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from North Carolina 11th District, 1981-83, 1985-87; Defeated, 1986
  • Rickey R. Hendon, American Democrat politician, Elected Illinois State Senate 5th District 1992
  • Rickey R Hendon, American elected to the Illinois State Senate in the 5th legislative district in 1992
  • William Martin Hendon (b. 1944), American author, POW/MIA activist, and two-term Republican U.S. Congressman for North Carolina
  • Ian Hendon (b. 1971), English professional footballer
  • Harry Hendon Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist with the Bureau of Meteorology in Australia
  • Julia Hendon, of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Gettysburg College
  • Robert Hendon, Manufacturing Executive in Washington

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Hendon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hendon 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.

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