Hon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

There are several possible origins for this surname. The name may be derived from the Old English word "heghen" meaning a "farm or holding," in which case, the name may have come from the place of residence of the initial bearer. Alternatively, the surname may be derived from the Old English word "heyne" meaning "a mean person," and may have come from a characteristic of the initial bearer.

Early Origins of the Hon family

The surname Hon was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where the name has long been associated with the barony of Halywode.

Early History of the Hon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hon research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1289, 1327, 1630, and 1655 are included under the topic Early Hon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Haining, Hain, Hainning, Henning, Haning, Hanning and others.

Early Notables of the Hon family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Hon family to Ireland

Some of the Hon 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.

Migration of the Hon family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Haining, age 25; who arrived in Baltimore in 1823; Mary Haining, who arrived in Ontario in 1834; Anne Henning, recorded in Charles Town, SC in 1767.


Contemporary Notables of the name Hon (post 1700) +

  • Hon William Augustus Sackett (1811-1895), U.S. Representative from New York
  • Hon Chung Chee, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1966-81 (acting, 1966-67) [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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