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The surname Honey is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It is derived from the Old English "hunig," meaning "honey," and was used to refer to someone who gathered or sold honey, or to someone who kept bees. Alternatively, Honey was a Middle English term of endearment, meaning "sweetheart" or "darling," and may have evolved from nickname to surname during the Middle Ages.

Honey Early Origins



The surname Honey was first found in Worcestershire at the end of the 13th century. The origins of the surname make it likely that several branches of the family emerged independently during this period. The earliest record of the name dates back to 1275, when Geoffrey Hony was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire.

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Honey Spelling Variations


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Honey Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Honey include Honey, Hony, Honea and others.

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Honey Early History


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Honey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Honey research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1279, 1296, 1771, 1776, 1788, 1875, 1855 and 1842 are included under the topic Early Honey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Honey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Honey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Honey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Honey In Ireland


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Honey In Ireland



Some of the Honey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Honey or a variant listed above:

Honey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Honey, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • John Honey, who arrived in Virginia in 1741

Honey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Honey, who landed in New York, NY in 1834

Honey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Honey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm
  • John Honey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm
  • Caroline Honey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm
  • Mary Honey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847
  • Kezia Honey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Honey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Honey landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Honey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Honey (post 1700)



  • Avon R. Honey (1947-2010), American Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
  • Patrick James Honey (1922-2005), Irish-born Vietnamese language scholar and historian
  • Margaret Eva Duncan Honey (b. 1935), British linguist
  • Lieutenant Samuel Lewis Honey VC, DCM, MM (1894-1918), Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross during the First World War

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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: Progredere ne regredere
Motto Translation: Advance, do not recede.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Honey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Honey 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 23 October 2016 at 15:27.

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