The origins of the Hootant name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Hootant was originally derived from a family having lived in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire
. The surname Hootant 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 Hootant family
The surname Hootant 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 Hootant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hootant research.Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Hootant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hootant Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hootant include Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.
Early Notables of the Hootant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hootant family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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..