Hewertson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Today's generation of the Hewertson family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hewertson family lived in Huet, near Evreux, in Normandy, France. [1] The name is extended to denote "son of," as in "son of Huet." [2]

Early Origins of the Hewertson family

The surname Hewertson was first found in Yorkshire, where Henry Hwetsone was listed as a Freeman of York in 1363. A few years later, Richard Huetson was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [2]

Early History of the Hewertson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hewertson research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1489 and 1544 are included under the topic Early Hewertson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hewertson Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hewertson include Hewitson, Hewartson, Hewetson and others.

Early Notables of the Hewertson family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hewertson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Hewertson family to Ireland

Some of the Hewertson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hewertson family

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Hewertsons to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Hewitson, who came to Jamaica in 1724; Rowland Hewetson, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1733; William Hewison, who came to Georgia in 1775.



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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