Hoottint History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hoottint is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire. The surname Hoottint 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 Hoottint family

The surname Hoottint 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 Hoottint family

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

Hoottint Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hoottint family name include Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.

Early Notables of the Hoottint family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Hoottint family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hoottint surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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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