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Hening is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the personal name Henning or Hemming. The letters n and m were often regarded as interchangeable in the medieval records.

Hening Early Origins



The surname Hening 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.

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Hening Spelling Variations


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Hening Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hening has undergone many spelling variations, including Henning, Hening, Hennings, Hemington and others.

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Hening Early History


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Hening Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hening research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1276, 1498, and 1601 are included under the topic Early Hening History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hening Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hening Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hening In Ireland


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Hening In Ireland



Some of the Hening family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hening were among those contributors:

Hening Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Hening, who landed in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1674

Hening Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Henry Hening, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Georg Hening, who landed in America in 1783

Hening Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Hening, who landed in New York in 1811
  • George Hening, aged 68, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Erastus Hening, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hening (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hening (post 1700)



  • Thomas S. Hening, American politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 16th District, 1916-21

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Hening Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hening 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 13:17.

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