Huthwaite History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Huthwaite name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Houthwait which is now referred to as Heathwaite in the region of Furness. Huthwaite is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Early Origins of the Huthwaite family

The surname Huthwaite was first found in North Lancashire, where Heathwaite is still a township in the parish of Kirkby-Ireleth. Another local in Cumberland is now lost, but Huthwaite is still a small village in Nottinghamshire. [1]

Early History of the Huthwaite family

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Huthwaite Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Huthwaite has undergone many spelling variations, including Huthwaite, Huthwait, Houthwait, Houthwaite, Husthayt, Hothwayt and many more.

Early Notables of the Huthwaite family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Huthwaite family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Huthwaite were among those contributors: members who immigrated to the New World in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.


Contemporary Notables of the name Huthwaite (post 1700) +

  • Ernest Huthwaite, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Oakland County 2nd District, 1942, 1952, 1954 [2]
  • Mr. John Huthwaite, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1683 to 1684
  • Mr. Thomas Huthwaite, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1646 to 1647
  • Mr. James Huthwaite, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1691 to 1692
  • Mr. Thomas Huthwaite, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1584 to 1585
  • Sir Edward Huthwaite (1793-1873), British lieutenant-general, son of William and Lucy Huthwaite; he served with the East India Company during the 19th century [3]
  • Mr. James Huthwaite, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1722 to 1723
  • Mr. Cornelius Huthwaite, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1797 to 1798
  • Mr. Stokeham Huthwaite, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1786 to 1787
  • Mr. Cornelius Huthwaite, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1730 to 1731, he was Mayor in 1757, 1763 and 1771
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 7 August 2020


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