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OTHER FORMS: Hadden Haydon
CONTRIBUTOR: Fifi on 12/19/2015
Meaning & History
Derived from the Old English word had meaning "heathland" and the Old English suffix -don meaning "hill"; hence, the "heathland hill" or the "heather-covered hill".
English: habitational name from any of the various places, in Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, and Devon, named with Old English h?ð
‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + dun
‘hill’, or from Haddon in Cambridgeshire, which is probably named from the Old English personal name Headda