Show ContentsHootton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Hootton begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire. The surname Hootton 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 Hootton family

The surname Hootton 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 Hootton family

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

Hootton 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 Hootton has undergone many spelling variations, including Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.

Early Notables of the Hootton family (pre 1700)

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Australia Hootton migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hootton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Hootton, English convict who was convicted in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Equestrian" on 30th June 1845, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Island) [3]


  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)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th May 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/equestrian


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