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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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Where is the Hewitt family from?

You can see how Hewitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hewitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hewitt families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 713 Hewitt families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Hewitt's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hewitt families in 1911.
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What did your Hewitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hewitt. 43% of Hewitt men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Hewitt women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hewitt were Carpenter and Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    21%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Income
    9%
  • Farmer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 432,000 census records available for the last name Hewitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hewitt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 42,000 immigration records available for the last name Hewitt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 50,000 military records available for the last name Hewitt. For the veterans among your Hewitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hewitt lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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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