The ancestors of the Hentand family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in the place named Hendon, in Middlesex. The place-name is derived from an Old English expression that means at the high hill
or in the valley with the deer.
The place named Hendon is in the London Metropolitan area and is situated some seven miles north-west of Charing Cross. The Hendron variant is now chiefly found in County Armagh
, but it earliest origins lie in Middlesex.
Early Origins of the Hentand family
The surname Hentand was first found in Middlesex. Alternatively, the family could have originated in Endon, a township, in the parish and union of Leek, N. division of the hundred
of Totmonslow in Staffordshire
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hentand family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hentand research.Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1639 and 1865 are included under the topic Early Hentand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hentand Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Hendon, Henden, Hendwn and others.
Early Notables of the Hentand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hentand family to Ireland
Some of the Hentand family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hentand family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hentand or a variant listed above: Susan Hendon who settled in Maryland in 1729.