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Hatwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the name Hatwell date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in southeastern England mainly in the counties of Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire where they were found since the early Middle Ages. The name is toponymic; that is, it is descriptive of the place where the original bearer lived. Literally the name is derived from the Old English atwell, meaning dweller at the well.

Early Origins of the Hatwell family


The surname Hatwell was first found in south eastern England mainly in the counties of Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat for many, many centuries. They are recorded as possessing estates before the advent of the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. but many of them were lost to their Norman overlords by forfeit. The Eatwell variant is thought to be related to a Hugo de Hetewelle, listed in 1187 in the Pipe Rolls for Derbyshire.

Early History of the Hatwell family


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Hatwell Spelling Variations


Hatwell has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hatwell have been found, including Attwill, Attwell, Atwill, Atwell, Atthill, Athill, Atwool, Attwel and many more.

Early Notables of the Hatwell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hatwell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hatwell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Hatwell, aged 17, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • Agnes Hatwell, aged 12, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878

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