HAIT, HAITE, HAYTE, HETT, HITT,
Look for many variations of surnames; allow for phonetic spelling and carelessness, and one must sometimes look on several pages before discovering a disired name. Not only did public records vary the orthography, but a man sometimes spelled his own name in two or more ways.
Simeon, Scituate, adm. chh. with wife April 19, 1638. His brother, the smith, had a house there in 1636. [Lo. in Reg. IX.] See TILDEN.
Thomas, cooper, planter, Hingham, 1633; propr. 1635; frm. Sept. 14, 1642. Residing at Cambridge, sold property before 1638. At Rehoboth, 1643; frm. Plym. Col. 4 June, 1645. Of Boston, 1639 to 1649. He deposed Oct 1, 1661, ae. about 50 years. [ Mdx. Files.] He m. Ann-; she d. Nov. 30,1688, ae. about 75 years. [Mdx. Files.] Ch. rec. in Boston; Eliphalet bapt. 26 (9) 1639, Mehetabel bapt. 23 (2) 1648, Mary bapt. 15 (5) 1649; ch. rec. at Malden, Israel b. March, 1652-3.
The Pioneers of Massachusetts.
A DESCRIPTIVE LIST,
Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns and Churches, and other Contemporaneous Documents.
By: CHARLES HENRY POPE