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Today's generation of the Hervedent family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hervedent family lived in Flintshire, Wales at Hawarden.

Hervedent Early Origins



The surname Hervedent was first found in Flintshire, Wales at Hawarden, a small village near the border of Cheshire and Wales. Legend has it that in the Church a statue of the Virgin Mary fell in 946, killing the wife of the Governor of the Castle. The statue was put on trial and condemned to death by drowning. The statue floated up the River Dee and washed up at Chester. Hawarden Castle, built much later, after the Hawardens had left, was occupied during the 19th century by William Gladstone, Prime Minister of England.

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Hervedent Spelling Variations


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Hervedent Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hervedent were recorded, including Hawarden, Hawardens, Hawerden, Harweden, Harveden, Harvedon and many more.

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Hervedent Early History


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Hervedent Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hervedent research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1574, 1662 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Hervedent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hervedent Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hervedent Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hervedent Notables 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Hervedent arrived in North America very early: Robert Harveden who landed in North America in 1705.

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