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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

Similar surnames: Hewlett, Witt, Ledwith, Jewett, Heid, Howitt, Geist, Heit, Nevitt

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Hewitt Family Origin

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Hewitt Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hewitt family was Farming. The most common Hewitt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Hewitt's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hewitt.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Hewitt Historical Records

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Hewitt Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Hewitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hewitt in 1940 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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