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Hovenden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Hovenden surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of various places named Ovington, such as in Durham and in Northumberland.

Early Origins of the Hovenden family


The surname Hovenden was first found in Essex at Ovington, a parish, in the union of Risbridge, hundred of Hinckford. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Ovington can also be found in Norfolk, Northumberland, Southampton, Durham and the North Riding of Yorkshire.

The place names are generally first listed in Saxon times or at the time of the Domesday Book in 1086. The oldest was found in Northumberland where it was listed as Ofingadun (699-705) and for the most part, the place name meant "estate associated with a man called Ufa," from the Old English personal name + "-ing" + "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

The Domesday Book, lists the following variants: Ouituna (Essex) and Ulfeton (Durham.) Ovington, Norfolk was listed as Uvinton in 1202.

Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Brictrwulf from Richard Fitzgilbert a Norman Baron who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. One of the first records of then name was Roger of Hoveden, or Howden ( fl. 1174-1201), who was an English chronicler and is believed to have been from Howden in the East Riding of Yorkshire. He went on the Third Crusade with Richard I of England, joining him in Marseille in August 1190.


Early History of the Hovenden family


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Hovenden Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Ovington, Offington, Ovenden, Ofington, Offenden, Ovendean, Offendean, Hovenden, Hoffington, de Offington, de Ovington and many more.

Early Notables of the Hovenden family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hovenden family to Ireland


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Migration of the Hovenden family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hovenden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eduard Hovenden, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1775

Hovenden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hovenden, who settled in New York in 1849
  • Charles Hovenden, who settled in California in 1867
  • Amos Hovenden, who settled in Oregon in 1868
  • M. Hovenden, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Mrs. Hovenden, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1892
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Hovenden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert Hovenden, aged 74, who emigrated to the United States from Croydon, in 1904
  • Ellen H Hovenden, aged 41, who settled in America from Croydon, in 1904
  • Annie S. Hovenden, aged 34, who landed in America from Croydon, in 1904
  • Thomas Hovenden, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Martha M. Hovenden, aged 27, who emigrated to America, in 1911
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Hovenden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Moore Western Hovenden U.E. who settled in Midland District [ Lennox & Addington], Ontario c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hovenden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hovenden, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • Sophia Hovenden, aged 23, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Hovenden (post 1700)


  • Thomas Hovenden (1840-1895), Irish-born, American artist and teacher; he was orphaned at the age of six due to the Potato Famine but was apprenticed to a carver and gilder at the Cork School of Design emigrating to America in 1863
  • Hovenden Hely (1823-1872), Australian explorer and politician

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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