Hootand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Hootand date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire. The surname Hootand 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." [1]

Early Origins of the Hootand family

The surname Hootand 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.[2]

Early History of the Hootand family

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

Hootand Spelling Variations

Hootand has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hootand have been found, including Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.

Early Notables of the Hootand family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Hootand family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hootands to arrive on North American shores: 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..



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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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