Origins Available: English, French
Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the parish of Heene, which is now part of Worthing in the county of Sussex. The surname Henne 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 Henne may also be derived from the personal name Henry.
Early Origins of the Henne family
Sussex, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Henne family
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Henne Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Henne include Hen, Henn, Henne, Heene, Hene and others.
Early Notables of the Henne 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 Henne family to Ireland
Some of the Henne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Henne family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Henne were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Henne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Henne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Henne (post 1700)
Henne Family Crest Products