The name Hoottan is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire
. The surname Hoottan 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 Hoottan family
The surname Hoottan 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 Hoottan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoottan research.Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Hoottan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hoottan Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hoottan has been spelled many different ways, including Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.
Early Notables of the Hoottan family (pre 1700)
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoottan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hoottan family to Ireland
Some of the Hoottan 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 Hoottan family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hoottans to arrive in North America: 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..