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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.

Hatwell Early Origins



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.

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Hatwell Spelling Variations


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Hatwell Spelling Variations



Hatwell has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Attwill, Attwell, Atwill, Atwell, Atthill, Athill, Atwool, Attwel and many more.

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Hatwell Early History


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Hatwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hatwell research. Another 240 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1258, 1495, 1499, and 1621 are included under the topic Early Hatwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hatwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hatwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hatwell 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hatwell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. 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).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Hatwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hatwell 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 23 August 2015 at 04:39.

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