Hootan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Hootan has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire. The surname Hootan belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
"This place, in the Domesday Book, is included in the possessions of Richard de Vernon, the Norman Baron of Shipbrook, under whom it was held by a family named Hotone." 
Early Origins of the Hootan family
The surname Hootan 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.
Early History of the Hootan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hootan research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Hootan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hootan Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hootan have been found, including Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.
Early Notables of the Hootan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hootan family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hootan, or a variant listed above: 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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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)