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.
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
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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)
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Migration of the Hootand family to the New World and Oceana
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..