Honeywode History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Honeywode family

The surname Honeywode was first found in Kent at "Henewood, near Postling where the ancestors of this family resided as early as the reign of Henry III. " [1] The family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held a family seat at Honywood, Elmsted, and Lenham.

Important Dates for the Honeywode family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Honeywode research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1548, 1455, 1487, 1604, 1619, 1625, 1632, 1743, 1586, 1666, 1654, 1656, 1601, 1686, 1659, 1677 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Honeywode History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Honeywode Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Honeywode have been found, including Honeywood, Honiwood, Huniwood, Honywood, Hunywood and many more.

Early Notables of the Honeywode family (pre 1700)

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Honeywode Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Honeywode family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Honeywode, or a variant listed above: John Honywood, who arrived in America in 1638-1639; Philip Honywood, who settled in Virginia in 1649; Hen Honywood, who settled in Virginia in 1670; Wel Honywood, who arrived in Virginia in 1675.

Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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