Hoottyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hoottyn is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire. The surname Hoottyn 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 Hoottyn family

The surname Hoottyn 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 Hoottyn family

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

Hoottyn Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hoottyn are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hoottyn include: Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.

Early Notables of the Hoottyn family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Hoottyn family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hoottyn or a variant listed above: 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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