The rich and ancient history of the Hawty family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from the ancient personal name Auty.
Early Origins of the Hawty family
The surname Hawty was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Hawty family
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Hawty 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 Hawty have been found, including Auty, Autie, Autee, Awty, Awtee, Awtie and others.
Early Notables of the Hawty family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hawty family to the New World and Oceana
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. Among the first immigrants of the name Hawty, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Henry Auty, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1871; and Alfred Auty to Philadelphia in 1878.