Hedden Family History
Hedden Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Hedon (East Yorkshire) Headon (Nottinghamshire) Black Heddon (Northumberland) Heddon on the Wall (Northumberland) Heddon in Filleigh (Devon) or Headon Hill (Isle of Wight). Most of the placenames derive from Old English hǣth ‘heath heather’ + dūn ‘hill’ though the Nottinghamshire placename probably has hēah ‘high’ as the initial element. English: variant of Haddon . Scottish and Irish: variant of Hadden . East Frisian: patronymic from a short form of a personal name derived from any of the ancient Germanic compound names formed with had ‘battle strife’ as the first element.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022