The history of the Hootint family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire
. The surname Hootint 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 Hootint family
The surname Hootint 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 Hootint family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hootint research.Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Hootint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hootint Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hootint include Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.
Early Notables of the Hootint family (pre 1700)
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hootint Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hootint family to Ireland
Some of the Hootint family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hootint family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hootint 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..