Hewartson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hewartson is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Hewartson family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Hewartson family lived in Huet, near Evreux, in Normandy, France. [1] The name is extended to denote "son of," as in "son of Huet." [2]

Early Origins of the Hewartson family

The surname Hewartson was first found in Yorkshire, where Henry Hwetsone was listed as a Freeman of York in 1363. A few years later, Richard Huetson was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [2]

Early History of the Hewartson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hewartson research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1489 and 1544 are included under the topic Early Hewartson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hewartson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hewartson have been found, including Hewitson, Hewartson, Hewetson and others.

Early Notables of the Hewartson family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Hewartson family to Ireland

Some of the Hewartson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hewartson family

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hewartson were among those contributors: Thomas Hewitson, who came to Jamaica in 1724; Rowland Hewetson, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1733; William Hewison, who came to Georgia in 1775.



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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