Hauth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestry of the name Hauth dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived on a heath, which is an area of level, uncultivated land with poor, coarse, undrained soil and rich deposits of peat or peaty humus. The surname Hauth belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
Early Origins of the Hauth family
The surname Hauth was first found in Durham where it was first listed as Atte-Hethe, Apud Hethe and Del la Hethe in the Rotuli Hundredorum of 1279.  The name was denoted for someone who lived on or by a heath, typically filled with heather.  Kirby's Quest for Somerset listed Adam atte Hethe and John atte Hethe during the reign of Edward III. 
Later in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379, Robert del Heth was listed. Thomas Atte-Hethe was rector of Ringstead Parva, Norfolk in 1376 and Ralph atte Heythe was rector of Rockland Tofts, Norfolk in 1398. 
Robert Heete or Robert of Woodstock (d. 1428), was an early "canonist and civilian, presumably a native of Woodstock, Oxfordshire, became scholar of Winchester College in 1401, and in due course scholar of New College, Oxford, where he graduated M.A. and LL.B. " 
Early History of the Hauth family
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Hauth Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hauth have been found, including Heath, Hethe and others.
Early Notables of the Hauth family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Robert Heath (1575-1649), Attorney General of England, and founder of North Carolina and South Carolina. He was the son of Robert Heath of Brasted, Kent, a member of the Inner Temple and was born at Brasted on 20 May 1575. 
James Heath (1629-1664), was a historian, son of Robert Heath, the king's cutler, who lived in the Strand, was born in London in 1629, and educated in Westminster School. 
Thomas Heath (fl. 1583), was an English mathematician, born in London and was admitted probationer fellow of All Souls, Oxford, in 1567. 
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Migration of the Hauth family to Ireland
Some of the Hauth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
| Hauth migration to the United States ||+|
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hauth, or a variant listed above:
Hauth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joh Georg Hauth, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1755 
Hauth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jakob Hauth, who arrived in North America in 1848 
- Franz Peter Hauth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1866 
- Johann Jakob Hauth, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1872 
Hauth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Frank Hauth, who landed in Wisconsin in 1915 
- Jacob Hauth, who landed in Wisconsin in 1917 
|Historic Events for the Hauth family ||+|
- Willi Hauth (1923-1941), German Matrose II who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Espere mieux
Motto Translation: Hope for better.
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