Origen: Normando. The name Hewitt reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Hewitt family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hewitt family lived in Huet near Evreux in Normandy, France. First found in Dorset where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. 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.

Variantes: Hewitt, Hewett, Hewatt, Hewet, Hewit, Hewat y otros.