Hyett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the name Hyett date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hyett family lived in the village of Ayott in the county of Hertfordshire. The surname Hyett can be translated as at the high-gate, a gate that led into a protected enclosure.  
However, two other sources claims the name was "derived from a geographical locality. 'Of High-gate,' corrupted to Hy-yate, and finally Hyett. Probably Highgate in London is referred to as the instances are mostly found in that locality."  
Early Origins of the Hyett family
The surname Hyett was first found in Hertfordshire at Ayot(t), of which there are two villages: Ayot(t) St. Lawrence, a parish, in the union of Welwyn, hundred of Broadwater; and Ayot(t) St. Peter, a parish, in the union of Welwyn, hundred of Broadwater. The Ayot(t) St. Lawrence "parish during the heptarchy, formed part of the possessions of the last of the Saxon monarchs; and a spot in the immediate vicinity, still called Dane End, commemorates a signal defeat of the Danes by King Ethelwulph."  Collectively the place names were listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Aiete. 
The first record of the family was actually found in Somerset, where John atte Hagheyate was listed 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) 
From this entry we found James Hyet listed in London in 1514, John Hyett in Worcester in 1539, and William Hiatt in Leicestershire in 1599. 
Early History of the Hyett family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hyett research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1583, 1641, 1500, 1608, 1651, 1618, 1698, 1628, 1658, 1681, 1677, 1738, 1722, 1727, 1730, 1859 and 1943 are included under the topic Early Hyett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hyett Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hyett are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hyett include: Hyatt, Huyet, Hyett, Hyat, Hyet, Hytte and others.
Early Notables of the Hyett family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Walter Hoyt (Haite, Hayte, Hoit, Haight) (1618-1698) from West Hatch, Somerset, he emigrated to America in 1628 and became a founding settler of Norwalk, Connecticut and later served in the General Court of the Connecticut Colony between 1658 and 1681.
Charles Hyett (c. 1677-1738), of Painswick House, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire...
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Hyett migration to the United States +
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hyett or a variant listed above:
Hyett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Hyett, who landed in Virginia in 1652 
- John and Thomas Hyett, who settled in Virginia in 1663
- Margaret Hyett, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 
Hyett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Bertram Hyett, originally from Swansea, Wales, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Yantgtsze" from Liverpool, England 
- George Hyett, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England 
- Allyn Geoffrey Hyett, originally from Cheltenham, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England 
- Bertram Hyett, aged 35, originally from Swansea, Wales, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Liverpool, England 
Hyett migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Hyett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Robert Hyett, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hyett (post 1700) +
- William Henry Hyett (1795-1877), English politician, Member of Parliament for Stroud in 1832
- Jack Hyett (1915-2001), Australian teacher, broadcaster, author and naturalist; he was awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion in 1985
- Francis William "Frank" Hyett (1882-1919), Australian politician, trade unionist and first-class cricketer
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The Hyett Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fac et spera
Motto Translation: Do and hope.
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- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QD-66P : 6 December 2014), Bertram Hyett, 28 Jan 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Yantgtsze, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DS-RMN : 6 December 2014), George Hyett, 22 Apr 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DS-RMK : 6 December 2014), Allyn Geoffrey Hyett, 22 Apr 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name New York, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KP-82V : 6 December 2014), Bertram Hyett, 16 Oct 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826