Hewen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Hewen comes from when the family resided in the region of Ingham. Hewen is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Hewen family
The surname Hewen was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Hewen family
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Hewen Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hewen has been recorded under many different variations, including Ingham, Hugham, Inghem, Ingam and others.
Early Notables of the Hewen family (pre 1700)
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Hewen migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Hewen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Hewen a doctor, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 
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- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm