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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.

Hooton Early Origins



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.[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Hooton Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hooton Early History


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Hooton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hooton research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hooton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hooton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hooton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hooton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Michael Hooton settled in Virginia in 1654
  • John and Thomas Hooton settled in New Jersey in 1654
  • Mich Hooton, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • Micha Hooton, who landed in Virginia in 1660
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hooton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Hooton, who landed in New England in 1719

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hooton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hooton (post 1700)



  • A. L. Hooton, American Republican politician, Chair of Marshall County Republican Party, 1917
  • Earnest Albert Hooton (1887-1954), American physical anthropologist and Rhodes Scholar
  • Burt Hooton (b. 1950), American coach and former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Peter Hooton (b. 1962), English vocalist
  • James Hooton (b. 1972), British television actor
  • Henry Arthur "Harry" Hooton (1908-1961), English-born, Australian poet and anarchist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  11. ...

The Hooton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hooton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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