Show ContentsHooton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hooton belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire. The surname Hooton belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

"This place, in the Domesday Book, is included in the possessions of Richard de Vernon, the Norman Baron of Shipbrook, under whom it was held by a family named Hotone." [1]

Early Origins of the Hooton family

The surname Hooton 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 of Shipbrook.[2]

Early History of the Hooton family

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Hooton Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hooton include Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.

Early Notables of the Hooton family (pre 1700)

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United States Hooton migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hooton were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hooton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Christopher Hooton, who arrived in Virginia in 1643 [3]
  • Michael Hooton, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • John and Thomas Hooton, who settled in New Jersey in 1654
  • Mich Hooton, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [3]
  • Micha Hooton, who landed in Virginia in 1660 [3]
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Hooton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Hooton, who landed in New England in 1719 [3]

Australia Hooton migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hooton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Hooton, English convict who was convicted in Buckinghamshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Caledonia" in 19th June 1822, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hooton (post 1700) +

  • Burt Carlton "Happy" Hooton (b. 1950), American coach and former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008
  • Edie Hooton, American politician, Member of the Colorado House of Representatives (2017-)
  • Earnest Albert Hooton (1887-1954), American physical anthropologist and Rhodes Scholar
  • A. L. Hooton, American Republican politician, Chair of Marshall County Republican Party, 1917 [5]
  • Peter Hooton (b. 1962), English vocalist of Liverpool-based group The Farm
  • Mr. Paul Hooton, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1643 to 1644
  • Amanda Hooton, Australian journalist and columnist with the Sydney Morning Herald, Walkley Award winner
  • Edward R. Hooton, British journalist and defence writer for 25 years
  • Harriet "Ettie" Hooton (1875-1960), Australian women's activist and editor from Biraganbil, New South Wales
  • James Hooton (b. 1972), British television actor
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  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 30th November 2020). Retrieved from
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from on Facebook