The ancestors of the Huthwhite surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the village of Houthwait
which is now referred to as Heathwaite
in the region of Furness. Huthwhite 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 Huthwhite family
The surname Huthwhite was first found in North Lancashire
, where Heathwaite is still a township in the parish of Kirkby-Ireleth. Another local
is now lost, but Huthwaite is still a small village in Nottinghamshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Huthwhite family
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Huthwhite Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Huthwhite include Huthwaite, Huthwait, Houthwait, Houthwaite, Husthayt, Hothwayt and many more.
Early Notables of the Huthwhite family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huthwhite family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: members who immigrated to the New World in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.