Hennin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the name Hennin are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived 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 Hennin family
The surname Hennin 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 Hennin family
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Hennin Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hennin has been spelled many different ways, including Henning, Hening, Hennings, Hemington and others.
Early Notables of the Hennin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hennin family to Ireland
Some of the Hennin 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.
Hennin migration to the United States +
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hennins to arrive in North America:
Hennin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Patrick Hennin, aged 26, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1851 
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Suggested Readings for the name Hennin +
- 1216 The Henning (also Hennin) and Duke Families of Louisville, Kentucky: Including Genealogical Material on the Following Families, Henning, Duke, Morgan, Hunt, Marshall, Randolph by Charles P. Stanton.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)