Hewelen is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from the baptismal name Hugh.
As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Hewelen family
The surname Hewelen was first found in at the court of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066,) where Hugolin was Chamberlain to the King.
Early History of the Hewelen family
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Hewelen 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 Hewelen have been found, including Hewlin, Hewlings, Hughling, Hughlings, Hullin, Hueline, Hugelin and many more.
Early Notables of the Hewelen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hewelen 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 Hewelen, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Benjamin Hewling, who sailed to New Jersey in 1677; Abraham and William Hewlings, also to New Jersey in 1678; and Philip Heulan, who settled in Newfoundland in 1869..