Hewick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hewick family

The surname Hewick was first found in North Yorkshire at Bridge Hewick, a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district. The village dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it first listed as Heawic. [1] Literally the place name is derived from the Old English "brycg" for "at the bridge" and "heah+wic", collectively meaning a "high or chief dairy-farm." [2] Copt Hewick is a village and civil parish also in the Harrogate district and both places' history are intertwined. The earliest record the latter village was found in 1208 when it was listed as Coppedehaiwic, while the former village was later listed as Hewik atte brigg in 1309. [2] Copt Hewick's prefix was derived from the Old English word "coppede" and meant "with a peak of hill-top." [2]

Important Dates for the Hewick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hewick research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1296 and 1425 are included under the topic Early Hewick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hewick Spelling Variations

Although the name, Hewick, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Hawick, Hawic and others.

Early Notables of the Hewick family (pre 1700)

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Hewick migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hewick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Hewick, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
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