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Halden Surname Origin
(Locality). A contraction of Haledon, a place in Northumberland, England, from the Saxon halig, holy, and dun, a hill; a place where Oswald got the victory of Cadwallader, the Briton, and from this circumstance was called the Holy Hill, and also the Heavenly Field.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Halden Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Halden Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes