The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Hothuait come from when the family resided in the village of Houthwait
which is now referred to as Heathwaite
in the region of Furness. Hothuait is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
Early Origins of the Hothuait family
The surname Hothuait was first found in North Lancashire
, where Heathwaite is still a township in the parish of Kirkby-Ireleth. Another local
is now lost, but Huthwaite is still a small village in Nottinghamshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Hothuait family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hothuait research.Another 489 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1260, 1332, 1300, 1500, 1793 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Hothuait History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hothuait 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. Hothuait has been recorded under many different variations, including Huthwaite, Huthwait, Houthwait, Houthwaite, Husthayt, Hothwayt and many more.
Early Notables of the Hothuait family (pre 1700)
Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hothuait Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hothuait 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 Hothuait or a variant listed above: members who immigrated to the New World in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.