Hewitt Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Hewitt Family History

If you are conducting some Hewitt family history research then you can view the Hewitt coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Hewitt surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Hewitt in Ireland is usually of Anglo origin having been brought to the country by settlers who arrived into Ulster, especially in the seventeenth century. The name also existed as a variant of the name Hugh, (Huighead in Gaelic) as early as the thirteenth century, particularly in Munster Province.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Hewitt Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
Engrailed Line/Invecked Line Signifies Earth or Land
Owl Signifies vigilance and Acute Wit
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