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Where did the English Hutching family come from? What is the English Hutching family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hutching family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hutching family history?It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Hutching was formed. The name was derived from the baptismal name Richard. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hutching include Hitchins, Hitchen, Hitchens, Hitchin, Hitchings, Hitchins, Hitching and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hutching research. Another 236 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1279 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Hutching History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hutching Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hutching were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Hitchens settled in Virginia in 1654; Arthur Hitchens settled in Maine in 1616 four years before the "Mayflower"; Margaret and Anne Hitchens settled in Barbados in 1663.
The Hutching Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hutching 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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