The surname ‘Head’ originates from England (chiefly Kent). It is derived from the nickname for someone with some peculiarity or disproportion of the head (from the Middle English word ‘heved’, Old English ‘heafod’). It is also a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or at the head of a stream or valley. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Head’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Thomas del Heved’, from Nottingham, England, is recorded in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘William head’, aged 23, a card maker by trade, from the city of London, England. He emigrated to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Peggy’ on the 15th of January 1774,… Coat of arms: Sable, a chevron argent, between two unicorn’s heads couped or in chief , and in bas…
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