Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Hootane is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire
. The surname Hootane 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 Hootane family
The surname Hootane 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 Hootane family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hootane research.Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Hootane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hootane Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hootane has been spelled many different ways, including Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.
Early Notables of the Hootane family (pre 1700)
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hootane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hootane family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hootanes to arrive in North America: 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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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)