Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes 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.
Early Origins of the Hewlit family
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.
Early History of the Hewlit family
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Hewlit Spelling Variations
spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Hewlett, Hewlet, Hewlit, Hewlitt, Hughelot, Hughelett and many more.
Early Notables of the Hewlit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hewlit family to Ireland
Some of the Hewlit family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hewlit family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hewlit Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
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