Hewitt Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hewitt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hewitt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Hewitt Family Origin

Where is the Hewitt family from?

Hewitt Family Occupations

What did your Hewitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hewitt family was Labourer. The most common Hewitt occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Hewitt's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hewitt.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hewitt ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hewitt Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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

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Draft Card

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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Hewitt Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hewitt ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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