England called Hevingham, near the city of Norwich in Norfolk county, but there are other towns of similar names in England. The Saxon word "Ham" meant village', and the Old Norse word "Hami" similarly referred to 'homestead'. It is the suffix ham that leads one to believe that Hevingham was originally a habitation name.
Early Origins of the Hevingham family
Norfolk at Hevingham, a village and civil parish in the union of Aylsham, hundred of South Erpingham. The first record of the place name was found in the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Heuincham CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) and literally meant "homestead of the family or followers of a man called Hefa," from the Old English personal name + "-inga" + "ham." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) "Hevingham formerly belonged to the bishops of Norwich, one of whom, Walter de Suffield, in 1250 built a palace here, no trace of which now remains. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hevingham family
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Hevingham Spelling Variations
spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hevingham were recorded, including Heningham, Henyngham, Hevenyngham, Heveningham, Henygham, Henningham and many more.
Early Notables of the Hevingham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hevingham family to Ireland
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Migration of the Hevingham family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hevingham family emigrate to North America: Jacob Hevingh, who arrived in New York in 1646; William Henning who settled in Virginia in 1654; Paul Henning, who arrived in New York city in 1750; Thomas Henning, who came to Maryland in 1731.
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