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Jewett is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Jewett comes from the ancient personal name Julien. The surname of Jowett was a baptismal name which means Julien. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Jewett Early Origins



The surname Jewett was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Bredbury from early times. The lands were granted by William the Conqueror to a Norman noble by the name Jouet, from the Isle of Rhe in France. By the twelfth century they had branched to Ashton-under-Lyme in that same shire.

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Jewett Spelling Variations


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Jewett Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Jowett, Jowet, Jowit, Jowitt, Jewett, Jewet, Juet, Jouet, Juett and many more.

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Jewett Early History


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Jewett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jewett research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1643, 1720, 1693, 1694 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Jewett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jewett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jewett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jewett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jewett or a variant listed above:

Jewett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph and Maximilian Jewett who settled in Massachusetts in 1630
  • Joseph Jewett, who landed in Massachusetts in 1638
  • Edward Jewett, who emigrated from Lincolnshire, England, in 1638 and settled in Rowley, Massachusetts, his descendant founded Jewett City, Connecticut
  • Maximilian Jewett, who arrived in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Fra Jewett, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jewett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Jewett settled in Portland Maine in 1822
  • Elizabeth Jewett settled in Norfolk, Virginia in 1823
  • E Jewett, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • W Jewett, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • H Jewett, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jewett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jewett (post 1700)



  • Hugh Judge Jewett (1817-1898), American railroader and politician, President of the Erie Railroad (1874 to 1884)
  • Charles Webster Jewett (1884-1961), American lawyer and Republican politician, Mayor of Indianapolis (19181922)
  • Charles W. Jewett (1913-2000), American politician, the 73rd Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (1955 to 1959)
  • Charles Coffin Jewett (1816-1868), American librarian, Librarian and Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1848
  • Eliezer Jewett (1730-1817), American namesake of Jewett City, Connecticut
  • Luther Jewett (1772-1860), American physician, minister and politician, United States Representative from Vermont (1811-1815)
  • Philip Trent Jewett (b. 1964), American Major League Baseball coach and former minor league baseball player
  • Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909), American novelist and short story writer, her family's home built in 1774 is now a National Historic Landmark and Historic New England museum
  • David Jewett (1772-1842), American Colonel accused of piracy by America and Portugal, his actions led to the sovereignty dispute between Great Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands
  • Pauline Jewett PC OC (1922-1992), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Northumberland (1962-1965)

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Suggested Readings for the name Jewett


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Suggested Readings for the name Jewett



  • An Ancestral Record of My Paternal Grandfather by Lucy Ada Jewett Prescott.

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Motto


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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: Animo et prudentia
Motto Translation: By courage and prudence.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Jewett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jewett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 November 2016 at 19:21.

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