Hoottant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

"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 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 of Shipbrook.[2]

Early History of the Hoottant family

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



  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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