Hughetson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hughetson reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hughetson family lived in Huet, near Evreux, in Normandy, France. [1] The name is extended to denote "son of," as in "son of Huet." [2]

Early Origins of the Hughetson family

The surname Hughetson 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. [2]

Early History of the Hughetson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hughetson research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1489 and 1544 are included under the topic Early Hughetson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hughetson Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hughetson family name include Hewitson, Hewartson, Hewetson and others.

Early Notables of the Hughetson family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Hughetson family to Ireland

Some of the Hughetson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hughetson family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Hughetson family to immigrate North America: 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.



  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. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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