Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the Old English personal name Untric, which meant dawn or powerful. Thus, the bearers of the Hustwayte surname were originally known as the son of Untric.
Early Origins of the Hustwayte family
Lancashire where they held a family seat at Houthwaite in the parish of Kirkby-Ireleth, Furness, Northern Lancashire. Anciently, the name was more commonly spelt Huthwaite. William of Husthayt was recorded in 1275 in Yorkshire.
Early History of the Hustwayte family
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Hustwayte Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hustwayte have been found, including Outhwaite, Owthwaite, Huthwaite, Houthwaite, Hustwayte, Hustwitt, Outhwayte, Owthwait, Outhwait, Owthwate, Outhwate, Uthwatt, Uthwaite, Uthwayte and many more.
Early Notables of the Hustwayte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hustwayte family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hustwayte, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : John Outhwaite arrived in New York in 1831 but the family had been recorded in Boston much earlier; William Outhwaite arrived in Philadelphia in 1819.
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