Huett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Huett was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Huett family lived in Huet or Huest near Evreux in Normandy, France. [1] Alternatively, the name was derived from 'the son of Hugh'; Middle English Hugh, How, and Hew, diminutive Hughet and Hewet. [2]

Early Origins of the Huett family

The surname Huett was first found in Devon where the first record of the family was Roger Huet, Huiet who was listed in the Pipe Rolls there in 1182, 1185. Later the Assize Rolls listed William Huet in Shropshire in 1221 Roger Hughet in Somerset in 1280. [3] William de Huet paid a fine in Lincolnshire in 1204 and Peter Hughet was listed in Sussex in 1278. "Sir Walter Hewet was a distinguished warrior in France temp. Edward III., and from him descended the Hewets, created baronets 1621 and 1660, and Viscounts Hewet 1689, also eminent lawyer James Hewett, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and 1st Viscount Lifford." [1]

Kirby's Quest of Somerset listed Gilbert Huet there temp. 1 Edward III. [4] The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Agnes Huet-wyf; Ricardus Huetson; and Willelmus Howetson. [2]

Important Dates for the Huett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huett research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1182, 1660, 1605, 1662, 1652, 1689, 1591, 1614, 1658, 1712, 1789 and are included under the topic Early Huett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huett Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Huett are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Huett include Hewitt, Hewett, Hewatt, Hewet, Hewit, Hewat and others.

Early Notables of the Huett family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Viscount Lifford; Rev. Thomas Huet (died 1591), a Welsh clergyman and translator of the Bible; and Rev'd. Dr. John Hewett (Huett) (1614-1658), chaplain to Charles I who was later executed for treason as a Royalist. Born in...
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Huett family to Ireland

Some of the Huett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 84 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huett migration to the United States

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Huett, or a variant listed above:

Huett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ambrose Huett, aged 27, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [5]
  • Morgen Huett, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [5]
  • Rich Huett, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [5]
  • John Huett, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [5]
  • Robert Huett, who arrived in Maryland in 1640 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Huett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hannah Huett, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [5]
  • Peter Huett, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1766 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Huett (post 1700)

  • Zane Alexander Huett, American child actor. known for Daddy Day Care (2003), Mysterious Skin (2004) and Currently (2008)
  • Denna Huett (b. 1961), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2004 [6]

Citations

  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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