Henion History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Henion is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the personal name Henning or Hemming. The letters n and m were often regarded as interchangeable in the medieval records.
Early Origins of the Henion family
The surname Henion 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.
Early History of the Henion family
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Henion Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Henion include Henning, Hening, Hennings, Hemington and others.
Early Notables of the Henion family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Henion family to Ireland
Some of the Henion family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Henion family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Henning settled in Virginia in 1654; Michael Henning settled in Charleston in 1766; Thomas Henning settler in Maryland in 1731; Fred, George, James, John, Mathew, Mary, Michael, Nancy, Robert, Sarah and William Henning all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1860..
Contemporary Notables of the name Henion (post 1700) +
- Loyd Henion, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2008 
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