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Hewitt Family History

Hewitt Name Meaning
English, Welsh, and Scottish: from the medieval personal name Huet, a diminutive of Hugh. See also Hew. The surname has also long been established in Ireland.English: topographic name for someone who lived in a newly made clearing in a wood, Middle English hewett (Old English hiewet, a derivative of heawan ‘to chop’,‘to hew’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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547,173 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
43,956 Military Records
36,898 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Hewitt Families

  • Number of Hewitt families
     268 - 534
     90 - 267
     1 - 89
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hewitt families
     1,244 - 2,486
     415 - 1,243
     1 - 414
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hewitt families
     109 - 215
     37 - 108
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hewitt Family Origin

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Hewitt Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hewitt

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Hewitt Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Hewitt Civil War Service Records

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