Hoottan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

"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 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 of Shipbrook.[2]

Early History of the Hoottan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoottan research. Another 99 words (7 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

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..



  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)


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