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Hewlett is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Hewlett came from the Old English given name Huwelet, Huwelot, or Hughelot. Nonetheless, the name is also a diminutive of the Old French personal name Hugh, or Hughe, which was introduced to England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The personal name Hugh is a short form of various Germanic compound names formed from the element hug, which meant heart, mind, and spirit.

Hewlett Early Origins



The surname Hewlett was first found in Huntingdon where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hewlett Spelling Variations


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Hewlett Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Hewlett are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hewlett include Hewlett, Hewlet, Hewlit, Hewlitt, Hughelot, Hughelett and many more.

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Hewlett Early History


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Hewlett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hewlett research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1649, 15 O, 1660, 15 O and 1660 are included under the topic Early Hewlett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hewlett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hewlett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hewlett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hewlett In Ireland


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Hewlett In Ireland



Some of the Hewlett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 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


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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Hewlett, or a variant listed above:

Hewlett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Matthew Hewlett, who arrived in New England in 1633
  • Mathew Hewlett, who settled in Boston in 1634

Hewlett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth and John Hewlett settled in Maryland in 1774

Hewlett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C.R. Hewlett, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • John Hewlett, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Merthyr, Wales, in 1893

Hewlett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alexander Hewlett, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States from Hambrook, England, in 1907
  • Gladys S. Hewlett, aged 9, who settled in America from Bramley, England, in 1909
  • Alice Eliz. Hewlett, aged 31, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1910
  • Clara R. Hewlett, aged 25, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1910
  • Howe Hewlett, aged 34, who landed in America from Eastbourne, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hewlett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Joseph Hewlett U.E. born in Hampstead, New York, USA who settled in Hempstead, Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Richard Hewlett U.E. born in Hampstead, New York, USA who settled in Hempstead, Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hewlett Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Dolina Hewlett, aged 35, who emigrated to Hamilton, Canada, in 1910
  • Ellen Hewlett, aged 61, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1916

Hewlett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charlotte Hewlett, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"

Hewlett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Hewlett, aged 25, a painter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Elizabeth Hewlett, aged 27, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Mary Ann Hewlett, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • John Hewlett, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hewlett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hewlett (post 1700)



  • Richard Greening Hewlett (1923-2015), American historian, Chief Historian of the United States Atomic Energy Commission
  • Frank West Hewlett (1913-1983), American journalist and war correspondent during World War II
  • Jason Hewlett (b. 1978), American entertainer, impressionist, musician, actor, speaker and author
  • Dr. Barry S. Hewlett, American professor in the Department of Anthropology at Washington State University
  • George Addison Hewlett Jr. (1912-1989), American politician from North Carolina, Speaker of the State House (1959)
  • Ray L. Hewlett, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Jackson County 1st District, 1932
  • Miriam Hewlett, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1929; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932
  • Justin Hewlett, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 25th District, 2012
  • John H. Hewlett, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Nassau County 1st District, 1935
  • E. B. Hewlett, American politician, Representative from Illinois at-large, 1924
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hewlett Historic Events


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Hewlett Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Robert W Hewlett, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Mary Dunbar Hewlett, (née Kingcome), aged 56, Indian Second Class passenger from Lucknow, India who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 13

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Hewlett Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

The Hewlett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hewlett 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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