In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Hieatt surname lived in the village of Ayott in the county of Hertfordshire
. The surname Hieatt can be translated as at the high-gate,
a gate that led into a protected enclosure.
Early Origins of the Hieatt family
The surname Hieatt 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." 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 Hieatt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hieatt research.Another 85 words (6 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 Hieatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hieatt Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hieatt are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hieatt include: Hyatt, Huyet, Hyett, Hyat, Hyet, Hytte and others.
Early Notables of the Hieatt family (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 Hieatt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hieatt family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hieatt or a variant listed above:
Hieatt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Orie Walter Hieatt, aged 28, who landed in America from London, in 1904
- Estella Hieatt, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
- Allen Hieatt, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1919
- T.J. Hieatt, aged 20, who emigrated to America, in 1919
- Violet Hieatt, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1920
Hieatt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Edward Joseph Hieatt, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif
Contemporary Notables of the name Hieatt (post 1700)
- A. M. Hieatt, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Hieatt 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.