Early Origins of the Honywoit family
The surname Honywoit was first found in Kent
at "Henewood, near Postling where the ancestors of this family resided as early as the reign of Henry III. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held a family seat
at Honywood, Elmsted, and Lenham.
Early History of the Honywoit family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Honywoit research.Another 353 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1548, 1455, 1487, 1604, 1619, 1625, 1632, 1743, 1586, 1666, 1654, 1656, 1601, 1686, 1659, 1677 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Honywoit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Honywoit Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Honywoit has been spelled many different ways, including Honeywood, Honiwood, Huniwood, Honywood, Hunywood and many more.
Early Notables of the Honywoit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Honywoit family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Honywoits to arrive in North America: John Honywood, who arrived in America in 1638-1639; Philip Honywood, who settled in Virginia in 1649; Hen Honywood, who settled in Virginia in 1670; Wel Honywood, who arrived in Virginia in 1675.
The Honywoit 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: Omne bonum desuper
Motto Translation: Every good is from above.