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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.

Hewer Early Origins



The surname Hewer was first found in Cambridgeshire where Benedist le Huwere was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. Walter le Howere was listed in Kent in the same rolls. [1]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 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1642 and 1715 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 38 words (3 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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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)



  • Susan Hewer, English Head of Design, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
  • John Hewer (b. 1922), English film and television actor
  • Christopher Hewer, English Writer
  • Jeff Hewer, Canadian Jazz Guitarist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. 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.

This page was last modified on 11 October 2013 at 11:59.

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