The name Houthwhyte is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Houthwait
which is now referred to as Heathwaite
in the region of Furness. Houthwhyte 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 Houthwhyte family
The surname Houthwhyte 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 Houthwhyte family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houthwhyte 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 Houthwhyte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Houthwhyte 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. Houthwhyte has been spelled many different ways, including Huthwaite, Huthwait, Houthwait, Houthwaite, Husthayt, Hothwayt and many more.
Early Notables of the Houthwhyte family (pre 1700)
Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Houthwhyte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Houthwhyte 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 Houthwhytes to arrive in North America: members who immigrated to the New World in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.