A patronymic surname.
Origin of Hew
From Middle English hewen, from Old English hēawan, from Proto-Germanic *hawwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂u- (“to strike, hew, forge”). Cognate with Scots hew, hewe, West Frisian houwe, Dutch houwen, German hauen, Swedish hugga, Icelandic höggva; and with Latin cūdō (“strike, beat, pound, forge”), Lithuanian káuti (“to beat, forge”), Albanian hu (“a club, pole”). See also hoe.
Middle English hewen from Old English hēawan kau- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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