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Hewlitt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Hewlitt family


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.

Early History of the Hewlitt family


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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.

Early Notables of the Hewlitt family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hewlitt family to Ireland


Some of the Hewlitt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hewlitt family to the New World and Oceana


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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