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The surname Hewkin is ultimately derived from the Old French personal name Hu(gh)e, which came to Britain with the Normans. This name is a diminutive form, and uses the suffix 'kin', which had the meaning of 'little'. The patronymic form Howkins is by far the most common form of the name, and is found mostly in Leicester, England. In some cases the name no doubt evolved from the name Hawkins.

Hewkin Early Origins



The surname Hewkin was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say perhaps even before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hewkin Spelling Variations


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Hewkin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hewkin have been found, including Howkins, Howkin, Hewkin, Huckin, Hukin, Hukyns and others.

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Hewkin Early History


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Hewkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hewkin research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1337, 1378, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Hewkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hewkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hewkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hewkin In Ireland


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Hewkin In Ireland



Some of the Hewkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 49 words (4 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hewkin, or a variant listed above: Richard Howkins, who was naturalized in Marine court, New York city in 1837; Thomas Howkins, who pledged an oath of allegiance in Philadelphia in 1859.

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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: Toujours en avant
Motto Translation: Always on the go.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Hewkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hewkin 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 19 September 2016 at 13:22.

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