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

Hovenden Early Origins



The surname Hovenden was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. 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), was an English chronicler who 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.

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Hovenden Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hovenden Early History


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Hovenden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hovenden research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1174, 1201, 1190, 1625, 1582, 1583, 1571, 1614 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Hovenden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hovenden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hovenden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hovenden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hovenden In Ireland


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Hovenden In Ireland



Some of the Hovenden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 175 words (12 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



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 came to California in 1867
  • Amos Hovenden, who came to Oregon in 1868
  • M. Hovenden, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Mrs. Hovenden, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hovenden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Moore Western Hovenden U.E. who settled in Midland District [ Lennox & Addington], Ontario c. 1784 [2]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 arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • Sophia Hovenden, aged 23, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hovenden (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Hovenden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hovenden 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.

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