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Ancestral Heads of New England: HAYDEN, HAYDON, HEYDON

BK Directory of Ancestral Heads of NE familiesWe’re looking at the Hayden/Haydon/Heydon clans today, sharing what I found in the Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700. I found it at the Carnegie Public Library in Pittsburgh. (Frank R. Holmes, compiler) (Genealogical Publishing Company: 1989). Page after page is filled with alphabetical entries of last names and then, if known, the origin of that name, and the earliest American people in New England with that name.

page, FAMILY HEADING
name origin (any foreign words are italicized)
earliest family members with that name

p. cxiii (113), HAYDEN, HAYDON, HEYDON

“Surname derived from the town of Heyden, Denmark; a place built, made, inclosed or cultivated, from Danish daene, to form, to fashion, to make, to cultivate. In the County of Norfolk, Eng., is the town of Hayden, where Thomas de Heyden was a resident 1221.”

JAMES, freeman, Charlestown, Mass., 1637.

JOHN, son of Gideon H., XVIIth [17th] generation from Sir Thomas de Heyden, came to Boston, Mass., 1630, proprieter Dorchester, Mass., 1632, removed to Braintree, Mass.

WILLIAM, came to Dorchester, Mass., 1630, removed to Hartford, Conn., later, 1637 to Windsor, Conn., in 1666, at Killingworth, Conn., and at Fairfield, Conn., 1662.

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MIXED GENES NOTE: The dates in William’s entry are not chronological, but they ARE as listed in the printed book. Doublecheck the image of the original page. 

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Ancestral Heads of New England: HAYNES/HAINES

BK Directory of Ancestral Heads of NE familiesToday’s serving from the Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 looks at the HAYNES family. Discovered at the Carnegie Public Library in Pittsburgh, it was compiled by Frank R. Holmes (Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore) apparently published in 1923 and then reprinted in 1989. Page after page is filled with alphabetical entries of last names and then, if known, the origin of that name, and the earliest American people in New England with that name.

page, FAMILY HEADING
name origin (any foreign words are italicized)
earliest family members with that name

p. cxiii (113), HAYNES, HAINES

Derived from the Saxon word ainulpp and that from ana, alone, ulpp, help, that is, one that needs not the assistance of others. Haine, a river in Belgium. Haine, French, malicious, full of hatred; hain, German, a wood, forest, thicket, grove.

CHARLES, resident of New London, Conn., 1664.

EDMUND, was at Springfield, Mass., 1645; no male issue. .

JAMES, freeman Salem, Mass., 1637.

JOHN, b. Copford Hall, County of Essex, Eng., 1594, came to N.E., with Rev. Thomas Hooker; freeman at Cambridge, Mass., 1634, removed to Hartford, Conn., 1637; first governor of Colony of Conn.

MARK, resident of Boston, Mass., 1665.

RICHARD at Beverly, Mass., 1671.

SAMUEL, b. Eng., 1611, came from Bristol, Eng., to N.E., 1635, settled at Pemaquid, now Bristol, Maine, removed to Dover, N.H., 1640, and to Portsmouth, N.H., 1646.

THOMAS in Maine, 1658-65, removed to Amesbury, Mass., married 1667.

WALTER, linen weaver, b. Sutton, Manderfield, Wiltshire, Eng., 1583, came to Boston, Mass., 1638, removed to Watertown, Mass.; one ofthe first proprietors of Sudberry, Mass., 1639.Ancestral Heads 113

 

 

 

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Ancestral Heads of New England: AVERY

Ancestral Heads 009Today we look at the AVERY family in the Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 at the Main Campus of the Carnegie Public Library in Pittsburgh. It was compiled by Frank R. Holmes (Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore) apparently published in 1923 and then reprinted in 1989. Page after page is filled with alphabetical entries of last names and then, if known, the origin of that name, and the earliest American people in New England with that name.

page, FAMILY HEADING
name origin (any foreign words are italicized)
earliest family members with that name

p. ix (9), AVERY (1st column)

From the Latin Aviarius, a bird-keeper or from Avery a grannary.

CHRISTOPHER, weaver, born in Cornwall, Eng., in 1590, came from Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng., to Salem, Mass., in 1630. He was at Gloucester, Mass., in 1646 and removed to New London, Conn., in 1663.

JOHN was at Dorchester, Mass., in 1642, removed to Boston, Mass.

REV. JOSEPH came from Wiltshire, Eng., and was drowned,, in 1635, off Marblehead, Mass.

THOMAS, blacksmith, made freeman at Salem, Mass., in 1643, afterwards removed to Portsmouth, N.H.

WILLIAM, physician, born in Eng., in 1622, came from Berkham, Berkshire, Eng., about 1650.

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Posted by on July 21, 2014 in 1590, 1635, 1642, 1643, 1650, 1663

 

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Ancestral Heads of New England: WHITTEMORE

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Today’s post continues exploring another one of the families I found in the Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 at the Main Campus of the Carnegie Public Library in Pittsburgh. It was compiled by Frank R. Holmes (Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore) apparently published in 1923 and then reprinted in 1989. Page after page is filled with alphabetical entries of last names and then, if known, the origin of that name, and the earliest American people in New England with that name.

page, FAMILY HEADING
name origin (any foreign words are italicized)
earliest family members with that name

Today, I’m focusing on the Whittemore family:
p. cclxii (262), WHITMORE, WHITTEMORE, WETMORE (1st column)

The original family name was de Boterel or Botrel; the first English record is Peter de Boterel, living in Staffordshire on 12th century. The family soon after took the name of the locality in which they resided, became known as Whitemere, signifying white mere or lake. This spelling was altered and modified until the present form of the name. Sir John de Whytemere was knighted on a battlefield in 1230 for valorous conduct and received a tract of land entitled Whytemere or white meadows. The English ancestry is traced to De Boteral of Staffordshire, Eng., in 1100. His grandson, Ralph, married Avsia de Whitmore, and his grandson, John became Sir John de Whitmore.

FRANCIS, son of Nicholas W., XVIIIth [18th] generation from De Boteral, b. Hitchen, Hertfordshire, Eng.. 1625, resident Boston, Mass., 1630-41, removed Cambridge, Mass., 1648, died 1685.

JOHN, appears at Wethersfield, Conn., 1638, removed Stamford, Conn., 1641, murdered by Indians, 1648.

THOMAS, b. Hitchen, Hertfordshire, Eng., 1594, settled Charlestown, Mass., 1639.

THOMAS, b. Eng., 1615, came to N.E., 1635, settled Wethersfield, Conn., 1639-40, one of first settlers Middletown, Conn., 1649.

 

p. cclxii (262), WHITTEMORE, WHITAMORE (column 2)

LAWRENCE, b. Eng., 1572, came from Stanstead Abbey, county of Herts, Eng., freeman, Roxbury, Mass., 1637; no issue.

THOMAS, died Charlestown, Mass., 1661, was a resident of Reading, Mass.

 

 

I haven’t been able to follow our line of Whittemore’s further back than 1844 when Christopher Whittemore was born to Edwin Whittemore and his wife Mary Pettis Whittemore. Nonetheless, I was fascinated by this name origin!

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Ancestral Heads of New England: MIX/MEEKS

BK Directory of Ancestral Heads of NE familiesLast night my wife and I went to Pittsburgh to visit a friend from our church in the hospital in Pittsburgh. She seldom gets to go with me, so afterward we got some dinner and then went to the Carnegie Public Library (main facility). As is my usual practice in the few times I’ve been there, I headed to the third floor’s PA/genealogical room where I then just browsed titles (and their index sections) for common names on our family tree.

I discovered this book Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 compiled by Frank R. Holmes (Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore) apparently published in 1923 and then reprinted in 1989.
Page after page is filled with alphabetical entries of last names and then, if known, the origin of that name, and the earliest American people in New England with that name.

 

page, FAMILY HEADING
name origin (any foreign words are italicized)
earliest family members with that name

For instance, my own MIX family is listed thus:
p. clxv (165), MIX/MEEKS
From mixe, an ancient territory of France.
THOMAS, resident of New Haven, Conn., 1643.
WILLIAM, brother of preceding, at New Haven, Conn., before 1650.

I have known about Thomas for almost three decades and discovered William about 10 years later. But in the 40 years I’ve been listening, gathering, researching, and reading about the various branches, I have NEVER run across a resource that went into the origin of the different family names! I LOVE this book!

I looked up (via google) the Mixe area in France and it apparently was on the western coast towards the Pyrenees and Spain. That’s all I have for now, I hope to someday unravel this British family with a French based name that immigrated to the New Haven colony 375 years ago. But meanwhile, over the course of several posts, I’ll share what I gleaned about the few families I got to follow in the half hour I had access to this amazing book.

Ancestral Heads 165

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2014 in 1643, 1650

 

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