England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Hughlett is based on the Old English given name Huwelet, Huwelot, or Hughelot. Nonetheless, the name is also a diminutive of the Old French personal name Hugh, or Hughe, which was introduced to England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The personal name Hugh is a short form of various Germanic compound names formed from the element hug, which meant heart, mind, and spirit.
Early Origins of the Hughlett family
Huntingdon where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hughlett family
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Hughlett Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hughlett include Hewlett, Hewlet, Hewlit, Hewlitt, Hughelot, Hughelett and many more.
Early Notables of the Hughlett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hughlett family to Ireland
Some of the Hughlett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hughlett family to the New World and Oceana
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Hughletts to arrive on North American shores:
Hughlett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Hughlett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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