The Hoottane name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire
. The surname Hoottane 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 Hoottane family
The surname Hoottane 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 Hoottane family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoottane research.Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Hoottane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hoottane Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hoottane has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.
Early Notables of the Hoottane family (pre 1700)
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoottane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hoottane family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hoottane were among those contributors: 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..