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Hewlett Family History

Hewlett Name Meaning

English (central western England): from the Middle English personal name Huwelet, Huwelot, Hughelot, a double diminutive of Hugh formed with the diminutive suffixes -el + -et and -ot. The surname is also established in Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Hewitt, Hamlett, Jewett, Pellett, Herbert, Pallett, Tollett, Hallett

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Where is the Hewlett family from?

You can see how Hewlett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hewlett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hewlett families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 55 Hewlett families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Hewlett's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hewlett families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hewlett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hewlett ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hewlett. 46% of Hewlett men worked as a 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
  • Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Hewlett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hewlett 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hewlett. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hewlett. For the veterans among your Hewlett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hewlett lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hewlett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hewlett in 1949 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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