Hunywood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hunywood family

The surname Hunywood was first found in Kent at "Henewood, near Postling where the ancestors of this family resided as early as the reign of Henry III. " [1] The family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held a family seat at Honywood, Elmsted, and Lenham.

Important Dates for the Hunywood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hunywood research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1548, 1455, 1487, 1604, 1619, 1625, 1632, 1743, 1586, 1666, 1654, 1656, 1601, 1686, 1659, 1677 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Hunywood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hunywood Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hunywood has appeared include Honeywood, Honiwood, Huniwood, Honywood, Hunywood and many more.

Early Notables of the Hunywood family (pre 1700)

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hunywood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hunywood family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hunywood arrived in North America very early: John Honywood, who arrived in America in 1638-1639; Philip Honywood, who settled in Virginia in 1649; Hen Honywood, who settled in Virginia in 1670; Wel Honywood, who arrived in Virginia in 1675.

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Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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