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Meet our Relatives - Hearn Branch

THE BARON HERON

Jane TAYLOR married into the Hearn family. 1st cousins, we go beyond just relatives by marriage, we are family.
Jane was the sister John and William.


"The Roll of Battle Abbey, in the Church of Dives, Normandy of the Companions of William, the Seventh Duke of Normandy...contains the names of Heiron and Herne. Thus we have this surname occurring on three different copies of this roll.

October 14 A. D 1066. In this battle 67,974 Englishmen were slain, besides those drowned, and 6,013 Normans. ...England with William the Conqueror ''Many who came over out of Normandy were nobles in their native country, whereby we understand them Lords and owners of such manours, towns, and castles from whence they took their denomination, or sirnames. THE BARONS HERON

SURNAME
For about one thousand years, the name of the Hearn family has been associated with the heron. The English word "heron"--according to the 1986 version of Webster's New World Dictionary--comes from the Middle English "heroun", which came from the Old French "hairon".
Source: http://www.myconundrum.info/hearn/history.html

HERON SURNAME DNA PROJECT
Open to family also named Hearn. While Roy does not endorse DNA testing, since our US government uses it to track us from craddle to grave like a 1985 Big Brother, it is up to individuals what they do with DNA mapping.
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Heron%20Surname%20Y-DNA%20Project/
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