Hidden One Name Study

Welcome to the home page for the HIDDEN One-Name Study

The surname HIDDEN is unusual and the study is interested in discovering more about its distribution and the ways in which family groups interlink with a line of descent which is already traced back to the fifteenth century.

The HIDDEN One-Name Study is registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS)

The HIDDEN archive is a database containing over 12,000 records relating mainly to HIDDENs but also including some references to similar surnames like HEADEN, HEADING, HEDDEN and HIDDON (these are not covered as fully as for HIDDEN) The sources used include civil registration, parish registers, probate records, census returns, street directories, manorial documents, leases, Chancery depositions and many others published and unpublished.
The Archive page contains links to some of the information in the database and further links will be added as time goes on.

The HIDDEN Family Groups page provides access to charts and pedigrees which provide detailed information about some of the major groups of Hiddens and their descendants from 1548 A.D. onwards

If you are interested in the study perhaps because you have a HIDDEN ancestor or some material which could be included please get in touch, we would be pleased to hear from you. The e-mail address of the group is


See the following sections for more about HIDDENs

[Last revised Jul 2012]
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