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Hewlitt is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Hewlitt 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.

Hewlitt Early Origins



The surname Hewlitt 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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Hewlitt Spelling Variations


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Hewlitt Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Hewlett, Hewlet, Hewlit, Hewlitt, Hughelot, Hughelett and many more.

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Hewlitt Early History


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Hewlitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hewlitt 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 Hewlitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hewlitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hewlitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hewlitt In Ireland


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Hewlitt In Ireland



Some of the Hewlitt 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hewlitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Theophilus Hewlitt, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • Emily Hewlitt, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • Edith Hewlitt, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • Herbert Hewlitt, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • Amy Hewlitt, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Hewlitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hewlitt 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 7 December 2013 at 12:37.

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