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Hiatt is a name of ancient 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.

Hiatt Early Origins



The surname Hiatt was first found in 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." [1]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. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Hiatt Spelling Variations


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Hiatt Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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.

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Hiatt Early History


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Hiatt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hiatt research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1618, 1698, 1628, 1658, 1681, 1677, 1738, 1722, 1727, 1730, 1859 and 1943 are included under the topic Early Hiatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hiatt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hiatt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Walter Hoyt (Haite, Hayte, Hoit, Haight) (1618-1698) from West Hatch, 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...

Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hiatt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hiatt In Ireland


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Hiatt In Ireland



Some of the Hiatt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 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



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

  • John Hiatt, who arrived in New York in 1840

Hiatt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Hiatt, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hiatt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hiatt (post 1700)



  • Melissa Ann "Missy" Hiatt (b. 1963), American professional wrestling valet
  • Jesse Hiatt (1841-1925), American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 14th District, 1899-1900
  • J. M. Hiatt, American politician, Member of University of Nebraska Board of Regents, 1883-88
  • Horace Clyde Hiatt (1885-1967), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1956 (alternate), 1964
  • Lovy Lorene Hiatt (1881-1966), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1924; Fremont County Recorder, 1927-30
  • Frederick Samuel "Fred" Hiatt (b. 1955), American journalist and editorial page editor of The Washington Post
  • Phil Hiatt (b. 1969), American retired Major League Baseball player who played from 1993 to 2001
  • John Hiatt (b. 1952), American singer/songwriter nominated for 11 Grammy awards
  • Shana Hiatt (b. 1975), American model and presenter
  • Ruth Hiatt (1906-1994), American silent film actress
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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Hiatt Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  11. ...

The Hiatt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hiatt 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 8 December 2016 at 12:48.

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