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Where did the Scottish Houchin family come from? What is the Scottish Houchin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Houchin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Houchin family history?Viking settlers in ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Houchin. It comes from Huchon, a diminutive form of Hugh. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. This name is the equivalent of Hugh in the vernacular of Scotland.
Translation and spelling were non-standardized practices in the Middle Ages, so scribes had only their ears to rely on. This was a practice of extremely limited efficiency, and spelling variations in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Houchin has appeared Hutchins, Hutchings, Hutchin, Hutcheon, Huchens, Hutcheons, Hutchon, Houchin, Houchen, Houchens, MacCutcheon, MacQuestion and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houchin research. Another 320 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1481, 1494, 1577, 1598, and 1726 are included under the topic Early Houchin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Houchin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Houchin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 116 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The fertile east coast of what would become US and Canada was soon dotted with the farms of Scottish settlers. Some of them remained faithful to the crown and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others had the chance to pay back their old oppressors in the American War of Independence. That brave spirit lives on today in the highland games that dot North America in the summer. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Houchin family came to North America quite early:
Houchin Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Houchin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Houchin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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