The origins of the Hoottant name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire
. The surname Hoottant 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 Hoottant family
The surname Hoottant 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 Hoottant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoottant research.Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Hoottant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hoottant Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hoottant were recorded, including Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.
Early Notables of the Hoottant family (pre 1700)
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoottant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hoottant family to Ireland
Some of the Hoottant 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 Hoottant family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hoottant family emigrate to 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..