Hothwayt is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hothwayt family once lived in the village of Houthwait
which is now referred to as Heathwaite
in the region of Furness. Hothwayt 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 Hothwayt family
The surname Hothwayt 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 Hothwayt family
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Hothwayt Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hothwayt family name include Huthwaite, Huthwait, Houthwait, Houthwaite, Husthayt, Hothwayt and many more.
Early Notables of the Hothwayt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hothwayt family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hothwayt surname or a spelling variation of the name include: members who immigrated to the New World in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.