Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the village of Ayott in the county of Hertfordshire. The surname Hiatt can be translated as at the high-gate, a gate that led into a protected enclosure.
Early Origins of the Hiatt family
Hertfordshire at Ayot(t), of which there are two villages: Ayot(t) St. Lawrence, a parish, in the union of Welwyn, hundred of Broadwater; and Ayot(t) St. Peter, a parish, in the union of Welwyn, hundred of Broadwater. The Ayot(t) St. Lawrence "parish during the heptarchy, formed part of the possessions of the last of the Saxon monarchs; and a spot in the immediate vicinity, still called Dane End, commemorates a signal defeat of the Danes by King Ethelwulph." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. Collectively the place names were listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Aiete. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Hiatt family
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Hiatt Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hiatt has been recorded under many different variations, including Hyatt, Huyet, Hyett, Hyat, Hyet, Hytte and others.
Early Notables of the Hiatt family (pre 1700)
Somerset, he came to America in 1628 and became a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut and later served in the General Court of the Connecticut Colony between 1658 and 1681. Charles Hyett (c. 1677-1738), of...
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Migration of the Hiatt family to Ireland
Some of the Hiatt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hiatt family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hiatt or a variant listed above:
Hiatt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Hiatt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hiatt (post 1700)
The Hiatt Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fac et spera
Motto Translation: Do and hope.
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