Origins Available: English
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.
Early History of the Hewen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hewen research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1328, 1287 and 1344 are included under the topic Early Hewen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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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Migration of the Hewen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hewen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Hewen a doctor, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm