The Hovendon 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 Hovendon family
The surname Hovendon was first found in Essex
at Ovington, a parish, in the union of Risbridge, hundred
of Hinckford. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Ovington can also be found in Norfolk
, 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." 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 Hovendon family
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Hovendon 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 Hovendon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hovendon family to Ireland
Some of the Hovendon family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Hovendon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hovendon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Richard Hovendon, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1816
- Mr. Hovendon, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Hovendon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- John Hovendon, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1787