Jewett


Jewett
This unusual and interesting name is of early medieval English origin, and derives directly from the Middle English male given name "Juwet, Jowet", in the feminine "Juwette, Jowette". These given names are diminutive forms, with the Anglo-Norman suffix "-et(te)", of "Juwe, Jowe", themselves variant forms of "Jull", a short, pet form of the personal name Julian; all of these were borne by both men and women. Julian itself was adapted from the Latin "Iulianus", a derivative of "Iulius", a Roman family name thought to be from the name of the supreme god of the Romans, "Iuppiter"; the god's name is akin to the words for "sky", "light", and "day". The given name Julian was borne by a number of early saints, and its popularity is proven by the great variety of derivative surnames it has generated. Early examples of the given name include: "Juetta" (1201); "Joetta" (1219); and "Juwete" (1227): among early surname recordings are William Jouet (1299, Staffordshire); Richard Jouot (1300, ibid.); Robert Jowet (1379, Yorkshire); and Thomas Jewitt, listed in the Register of the Guild of the Corpus Christi in the City of York in 1488. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Juet, which was dated 1279, in the "Hundred Rolls of Huntingdonshire", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Jewett — may refer to:Places in the United States*Jewett, Illinois *Jewett, Minnesota *Jewett, New York *Jewett, Ohio *Jewett, Texas *Jewett City, ConnecticutPeople*Charles Coffin Jewett (1816 1868), an American librarian *Dan Jewett *Daniel Tarbox Jewett …   Wikipedia

  • Jewett — ist der Name mehrerer Personen: Daniel T. Jewett (1807–1906), US amerikanischer Politiker Frank B. Jewett (1879–1949) US amerikanischer Physiker Freeborn G. Jewett (1791–1858), US amerikanischer Politiker und Jurist Hugh J. Jewett (1817–1898), US …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jewett — Jewett, OH U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 784 Housing Units (2000): 327 Land area (2000): 0.511692 sq. miles (1.325276 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.511692 sq. miles (1.325276 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Jewett, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 232 Housing Units (2000): 96 Land area (2000): 1.005622 sq. miles (2.604548 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.005622 sq. miles (2.604548 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Jewett, OH — U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 784 Housing Units (2000): 327 Land area (2000): 0.511692 sq. miles (1.325276 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.511692 sq. miles (1.325276 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Jewett, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 861 Housing Units (2000): 399 Land area (2000): 2.058085 sq. miles (5.330416 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.015185 sq. miles (0.039328 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.073270 sq. miles (5.369744 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Jewett — (spr. Dschuett), Städtischer Bezirk mit Postamt (Post township) in der Grafschaft Greene im Staate New York (Nordamerika); 1600 Ew …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Jewett — (spr. dschū ĕt), Sarah Orne, amerikan. Schriftstellerin, geb. 3. Sept. 1849 in South Berwick (Maine), lebt abwechselnd daselbst und in Boston. Eine treue und verständnisvolle Schildererin neuenglischen Landlebens, hat sie durch ihre… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Jewett —   [ dʒuːɪt], Sarah Orne, amerikanische Schriftstellerin, * South Berwick (Maine) 3. 9. 1849, ✝ ebenda 24. 6. 1909. Sie beschreibt in ihren Skizzen, Erzählungen und locker strukturierten Romanen präzise und einfühlsam das Alltagsleben einfacher… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Jewett — [jo͞o′it] Sarah Orne [ôrn] 1849 1909; U.S. writer …   English World dictionary

  • Jewett — Original name in latin Jewett Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Chicago longitude 31.36157 latitude 96.14413 altitude 152 Population 1167 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database


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