Head / Heade

Origen: Normando. The ancestors of the bearers of the Head family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found near a hill or near the source of a stream or the head of a valley. The name was originally derived from the Old English heafod, which meant head. The surname Head belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. Head may have also been a nickname given to someone with a large head or with some other peculiarity of the head. First found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The names Head and Heade in Ireland are usually locative names, describing someone who lived near the head of a stream or valley. These names were brought into the country by settlers from England. These names are most often found in Counties Meath and Tipperary as well as Waterford and Cork.

Variantes: Head, Heade, Heads, Heed y otros.

 

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