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HAYDEN Family History

This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from one of the various places in England called Heydon and Haydon. Haydon in Dorset, recorded as "Heidon" in the 1201 Feet of Fines, in Somerset, recorded as "Haegdun" in the Early Saxon Chronicles (1046), and in Wiltshire recorded as "Haydon" in the 1242 Book of Fees, all derive from the Olde English pre 7th Century "Heg", hay (or perhaps "hege", hedge, or "(ge)haeg", enclosure) with "dun", down, hill, mountain; hence "hay down".

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my headen dna is M222----descending from the founders of Rath Aidhne now Ratheaden monastic site in co Carlow -----Rath Aidhne is from Eoghan Aidhne ??-------The Co Carlow OHeadens see Seamus Penders survey from 1659 ------now Hayden Heydon Headon Hedin or 12 other spellings were an ecclesastical family

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