The surname ‘Heydon’ originates from England. It is a variant of the name ‘Haydon’, derived from a habitational name from any of the various places called ‘Hayden’ or ‘Haydon’. The three cases of ‘Haydon’ in Northumberland, England, are named from the Old English word ‘heg’ meaning hay (or perhaps ‘hege’ meaning hedge or ‘(ge)hoeg’ meaning enclosure) and ‘dun’ meaning hill. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Hayden’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Richard de Haydon’, from Yorkshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls 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 ‘Edward heydon’, aged 30, a carpenter by trade, from Hertford, England. He immigrated to North America in 1775, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Fannu and Janny’ on the 6th of March 1775, arriv… Coat of arms: Barry of twelve a…
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