The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Hootend come from when the family resided in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire
. The surname Hootend 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 Hootend family
The surname Hootend 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 Hootend family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hootend research.Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Hootend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hootend Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hootend has been recorded under many different variations, including Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.
Early Notables of the Hootend family (pre 1700)
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hootend Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hootend family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hootend 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..