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The ancient roots of the Heyden family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Heyden comes from when the family lived in one of a variety of similarly-named places. Settlements called Heydon were found in Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire. Cambridge and Norfolk both had places called Heydon, and Haydon Bridge was in Northumberland. The surname Heyden belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Heyden Early Origins



The surname Heyden was first found in Norfolk, where Sir Thomas de Heydon (circa 1185-1250) was on record as a judge, who was given the office of "Justice of Eyre," under a provision in the Magna Carta. His son William de Heydon, remained in Norfolk, continuing the line that obtained estates at Heydon and Baconsthorpe. A younger son of Sir Thomas, Johannes (John) de Heydon settled in Devon in the 13th century beginning a well known Devon branch of this family name.

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Heyden Spelling Variations


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Heyden Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Heyden has appeared include Hayden, Haydon and others.

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Heyden Early History


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Heyden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heyden research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1583, 1583, 1629, 1667 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Heyden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heyden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heyden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heyden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heyden In Ireland


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Heyden In Ireland



Some of the Heyden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Heyden arrived in North America very early:

Heyden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edw. Heyden, who came to Virginia in 1622
  • John Heyden, who arrived in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Jane Heyden, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Thomas Heyden, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Ruth Heyden, who arrived in Maryland in 1681

Heyden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Heyden, aged 32, landed in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • Charles Heyden, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Indiana in 1850
  • Johann Fr Heyden, aged 36, landed in New York, NY in 1857
  • Seede Heyden, aged 33, arrived in New York, NY in 1857

Heyden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Carl Heyden, who came to Quebec, Canada in 1858

Heyden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Heyden arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heyden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heyden (post 1700)



  • William Heyden, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Amapala, 1897-1905
  • Walter C. Heyden, American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1864

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ferme en foy
Motto Translation: Strong in faith.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Heyden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heyden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 January 2016 at 13:39.

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