This extract refers to immigrants to America taking the name Hagewout from their home town of Hauwert. "Leffert (Leffert Pieterse) from Haughwout or Hauwert in North Holland, whose children sometimes used Hagewout or Haughwout as the family name, emigrated with his parents in 1660; m. Abagail da. of Auke Janse Van Nuyse, commonly known as Auke Janse; and d. July 19, 1748. Settled on a farm in Flh, where he was assessed in 1675, his name appearing on the patent for the land in N. L. of 1677, and where he took the oath of allegiance in 1687. In 1700 he bought a farm in Bedford, on which his s. Jacobus settled. From an entry on p. io8 of Lib. B of Flh town rec. of Oct. 15, 1662, it appears that the father of Leffert Pieterse was Pieter Janse, and his mother Femmetje Hermens, who after the death of her husband m. 2d Pieter Jacobse Van Noortbrook; that, on her second marriage, at her request "Jan Seuberen and Pieter Lodt," both old schepenen, were appointed guardians of Leffert Pieterse and Pieter Pieterse, her children by her first husband, and minors."