× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


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.

Close

Hewlitt Spelling Variations


Expand

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.

Close

Hewlitt Early History


Expand

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.

Close

Hewlitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

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.

Close

Hewlitt In Ireland


Expand

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.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hewlitt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Theophilus Hewlitt arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • Emily Hewlitt arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • Edith Hewlitt arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • Herbert Hewlitt arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858
  • Amy Hewlitt 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.)

Close

Hewlitt Family Crest Products


Expand

Hewlitt Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. 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.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    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.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest