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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Hewett family lived in Huet or Huest near Evreux in Normandy, France. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Alternatively, the name was derived from 'the son of Hugh'; Middle English Hugh, How, and Hew, diminutive Hughet and Hewet. [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)


Hewett Early Origins



The surname Hewett was first found in Devon where the first record of the family was Roger Huet, Huiet who was listed in the Pipe Rolls there in 1182, 1185. Later the Assize Rolls listed William Huet in Shropshire in 1221 Roger Hughet in Somerset in 1280. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
William de Huet paid a fine in Lincolnshire in 1204 and Peter Hughet was listed in Sussex in 1278. "Sir Walter Hewet was a distinguished warrior in France temp. Edward III., and from him descended the Hewets, created baronets 1621 and 1660, and Viscounts Hewet 1689, also eminent lawyer James Hewett, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and 1st Viscount Lifford." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

Kirby's Quest of Somerset listed Gilbert Huet there temp. 1 Edward III. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Agnes Huet-wyf; Ricardus Huetson; and Willelmus Howetson. [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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Hewett Spelling Variations


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Hewett Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Hewitt, Hewett, Hewatt, Hewet, Hewit, Hewat and others.

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Hewett Early History


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Hewett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hewett research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1182, 1660, 1605, 1662, 1652, 1689, 1591, 1614, 1658, 1712, 1789 and are included under the topic Early Hewett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hewett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hewett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hewett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hewett In Ireland


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Hewett In Ireland



Some of the Hewett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words (11 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World 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 stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Hewett or a variant listed above:

Hewett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rich Hewett, who landed in Virginia in 1621-1629
  • Antho Hewett, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • John Hewett, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Ephraim Hewett settled in New England in 1639
  • Ephraim Hewett, who arrived in New England in 1644
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hewett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hannah Hewett, who arrived in Virginia in 1715
  • Charles Hewett, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766

Hewett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hewett, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1812
  • James Hewett, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Dr. Hewett, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Hewett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Hewett, English convict from Monmouth, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • Charles Thomas Hewett arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF Northumberland - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • Hannah Jane Hewett arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • Ebenezer Eldad Hewett arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • Charles Shallum Hewett arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hewett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Hewett, aged 35, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Caroline Hewett, aged 31, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Vincent Hewett, aged 11, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Clara Hewett, aged 10, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • J. Hewett arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gipsy" in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hewett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hewett (post 1700)



  • Major-General Hobart Hewett (1900-1967), American Deputy Commander in Chief US Army Europe (1958-1959)
  • Howard Hewett (b. 1955), American R&B and gospel singer
  • Ziba Hewett, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Rensselaer County, 1830
  • John W. Hewett, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Torrington, 1904
  • James H. H. Hewett, American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1919-20
  • I. N. Hewett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1936
  • H. A. Hewett, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1952
  • Fred William Hewett, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Treasurer, 1900
  • D. L. Hewett, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Brunswick County, 1915-16
  • Christopher Michael Hewett (1921-2001), English actor and theatre director
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hewett Historic Events


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Hewett Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Edmund Herbert Hewett (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Newport, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Thomas Hewett (d. 1912), aged 37, English Bedroom Steward from Liverpool, Lancashire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ne te quaesiveris extra
Motto Translation: Seek nothing beyond your sphere.


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Citations


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Citations



  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. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Hewett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hewett 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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