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The Anglo-Saxon name Hewer comes from when its first bearer worked as a hewer, an occupational name for a cutter of wood or stone. The surname Hewer is derived from the Old English word heawan, which means to hew or cut. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Hewer Early Origins



The surname Hewer was first found in Hampshire at Winton where Alwinus Heuere was the first record of the family in 1066. Hugh le Hewer was later listed in the Assize Rolls of Essex in 1255. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
A few years later, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Benedist le Huwere in Cambridgeshire and Walter le Howere in Kent. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Hewer Spelling Variations


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Hewer Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hewer include Hewer, Hewar and others.

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Hewer Early History


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Hewer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hewer research. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1642, 1715, 1692 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Hewer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hewer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hewer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hewer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hewer In Ireland


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Hewer In Ireland



Some of the Hewer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hewer or a variant listed above:

Hewer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Hewer landed in Philadelphia in 1634

Hewer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Hewer arrived in Philadelphia in 1776

Hewer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Hewer, aged 50, landed in New York, NY in 1852

Hewer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • August Hewer purchased lands in Nova Scotia in 1783

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hewer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hewer (post 1700)



  • Christopher Hewer, English writer
  • Nicholas Radbourn "Nick" Hewer (b. 1944), English television presenter and former public relations consultant, the fifth presenter of Countdown
  • Mitchell Scott "Mitch" Hewer (b. 1989), English actor, best known for the role of Maxxie Oliver in the E4 teen drama, Skins
  • John Hewer (1922-2008), English film and television actor, host of Canadian CTV variety series The Pig and Whistle, and best known for his portrayal as the sailor Captain Birdseye for Birds Eye frozen foods in British TV commercials from 1967 to 1998
  • Susan Hewer, English Head of Design, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  • Jeff Hewer, Canadian jazz guitarist
  • Major-General Reginald Kingscote "Rex" Hewer CB CBE MC (1892-1970), British Army cavalry officer, Deputy Director-General of the European Central Inland Transport Organization (1945-1947)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Hewer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hewer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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