Hoottand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancient roots of the Hoottand family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Hoottand comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire. The surname Hoottand 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 Hoottand family

The surname Hoottand 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]

Important Dates for the Hoottand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoottand research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Hoottand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoottand Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hoottand has appeared include Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.

Early Notables of the Hoottand family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoottand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hoottand family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hoottand arrived in North America very early: 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..

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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)
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