Honiwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Honiwood family

The surname Honiwood 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 Honiwood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Honiwood 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 Honiwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Honiwood Spelling Variations

Honiwood has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Honiwood have been found, including Honeywood, Honiwood, Huniwood, Honywood, Hunywood and many more.

Early Notables of the Honiwood family (pre 1700)

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

Honiwood migration to the United States

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Honiwoods to arrive on North American shores:

Honiwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Honiwood, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1641 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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