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The rich and ancient history of the Hustwayte family name dates back to the time of the 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

The surname Hustwayte was first found in 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 de Husthayt was recorded listed in the Assize Rolls for Yorkshire in 1219. 1

"Outhwaite was the name of a Ripon [Yorkshire] family in the 17th century, two members of which were buried in the minster yard in the reign of Charles II." 2

In Scotland, the name is "a modern importation from England. Outhwaite was a Yorkshire surname in the seventeenth century. Of local origin from a place of the name in the north of England." 3

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

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Migration of the Hustwayte family

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.

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3) on Facebook