The name Hootten first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire
. The surname Hootten 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 Hootten family
The surname Hootten 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 Hootten family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hootten research.Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Hootten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hootten 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 Hootten has appeared include Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.
Early Notables of the Hootten family (pre 1700)
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hootten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hootten family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hootten 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..