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The ancestors of the name Hene date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hene family lived in the parish of Heene, which is now part of Worthing in the county of Sussex. The surname Hene 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 Hene may also be derived from the personal name Henry.

Early Origins of the Hene family


The surname Hene was first found in Sussex, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Early History of the Hene family

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Early History of the Hene family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hene research.
Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1639, 1708, 1673 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Hene History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hene Spelling Variations

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Hene Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hene are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hene include: Hen, Henn, Henne, Heene, Hene and others.

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Early Notables of the Hene family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Hene 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...
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Migration of the Hene family to Ireland

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Migration of the Hene family to Ireland


Some of the Hene family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hene family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Hene family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hene 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.

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