Howertson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Howertson is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Howertson family lived in Huet, near Evreux, in Normandy, France.  The name is extended to denote "son of," as in "son of Huet." 
Early Origins of the Howertson family
The surname Howertson was first found in Yorkshire, where Henry Hwetsone was listed as a Freeman of York in 1363. A few years later, Richard Huetson was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. 
Early History of the Howertson family
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Howertson Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Hewitson, Hewartson, Hewetson and others.
Early Notables of the Howertson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Howertson family to Ireland
Some of the Howertson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Howertson family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Howertson or a variant listed above were: Thomas Hewitson, who came to Jamaica in 1724; Rowland Hewetson, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1733; William Hewison, who came to Georgia in 1775.
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- Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)