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The name Hocton arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hocton family lived in Houghton, Lancashire. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English word hoh, which means "ridge," and tun which means "enclosure" or "settlement."

Hocton Early Origins



The surname Hocton was first found in Lancashire where they were anciently Lords of the manor of Hocton and in Norman times written as "de Hocton." The township of Wheelton in Lancashire was of particular significance to the family. "In the reign of Henry III., or early in that of Edward I., Henry de Quelton granted to Sir Adam de Hocton, for the annual rent of one barbed arrow, or four marks, at Michaelmas, all his lands in the town of "Quelton. Whelton-cum-Hepay was anciently considered as part of the manor of Hoghton; and in the 32nd of Elizabeth, Thomas Hoghton, Esq., who was slain at Lea Hall, by Thomas Langton, Baron of Newton, possessed the manor under the crown." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Some of the family were found at Withell in Lancashire. "The township was a member of Hoghton manor, and part of the inheritance of a co-heiress of the Alansons, who married Roger de Withnil or Wythenall. By a charter of the 11th of Edward III., the king granted to Sir Richard de Hoghton and his heirs the privilege of free warren in their demesne lands here." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hocton Spelling Variations


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Hocton Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Hocton, Hoghton, Hoctor and others.

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Hocton Early History


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Hocton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hocton research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1570, 1630, 1601, 1611, 1591, 1648, 1614, 1640, 1616, 1678, 1640 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Hocton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hocton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hocton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Richard Hoghton, 1st Baronet (1570-1630) of Hoghton Tower, Lancashire, a politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1611; Sir Gilbert Hoghton, 2nd Baronet...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hocton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hocton or a variant listed above:

Hocton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Hocton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Hocton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Anne Hocton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Hocton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hocton 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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