Hetherwick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hetherwick family

The surname Hetherwick was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Later they held a family seat at Dunbar in the 15th century.

Early History of the Hetherwick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hetherwick research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1672 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Hetherwick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hetherwick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hedderwick, Hetherwick, Heatherwick, Hedderick, Hethirwick, Hatherwick, Hatherick, Henderwick, Henderweck, Headrick, Hetherig and many more.

Early Notables of the Hetherwick family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hetherwick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hetherwick family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Hetherwick (post 1700) +

  • Walter Hetherwick, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1960 [1]


The Hetherwick Motto +

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: Ne timeas recte faciendo
Motto Translation: Fear no when acting right.


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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