Hootton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The lineage of the name Hootton begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire. The surname Hootton belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Hootton family

The surname Hootton was first found in Cheshire where the place name mentioned in the Domesday Book as Hotone, under the ownership of Richard de Vernon, the Norman Baron of Shipbrook.[1]

Important Dates for the Hootton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hootton research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Hootton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hootton Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hootton has undergone many spelling variations, including Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.

Early Notables of the Hootton family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hootton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hootton family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hootton were among those contributors: Michael Hooton settled in Virginia in 1654; along with Christopher; John and Thomas Hooton settled in New Jersey in 1654; Thomas Hooten settled in New Jersey in 1677..

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Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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