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The name Hatt is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a person who made or sold hats. The surname Hatt is derived from the Old English word hætt, which means hat. Occupational names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames. The surname Hatt may also be derived from residence by a hill, since the Old English word hætt, also means hill. Hathitch Farm and Hathouse Farm are both in Worcestershire, and may be sources of the surname Hatt.

Hatt Early Origins



The surname Hatt was first found in Dorset 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.

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Hatt Spelling Variations


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Hatt Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hatt include Hatt, Hat and others.

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Hatt Early History


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Hatt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hatt research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1279, 1327, 1599, 1636, 1658, and 1719 are included under the topic Early Hatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hatt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hatt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hatt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hatt were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hatt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Hatt who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Elizabeth Hatt arrived in Virginia in 1677
  • Thomas Hatt settled in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Thomas Hatt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Hatt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Conrad Hatt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750

Hatt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Hatt, who arrived in New York in 1826
  • Friedere Hatt, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1854

Hatt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Konrad Hatt, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751
  • Conrad Hatt, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751
  • Adam Hatt, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751
  • Anna Hatt, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751
  • Jacob Hatt, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hatt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hatt (post 1700)



  • Roy Hatt, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Jackson County 2nd District, 1942
  • Ralph S. Hatt, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 18th District, 1958, 1960
  • Holley Hatt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 2008
  • Elizabeth A. Hatt, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • Emilie Demant Hatt (1873-1958), Danish Artist
  • Shari Hatt, Canadian winner of the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography for 2001
  • Richard Hatt (1769-1819), English born Canadian businessman
  • John Hatt, travel editor of Harper's and Queen, travel author, founder of Cheapflights Ltd

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Hatt Historic Events


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Hatt Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Thomas  Hatt (1877-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Hatt Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    11. ...

    The Hatt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hatt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 24 March 2016 at 08:58.

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