Hootynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Hootynd date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hootynd family lived in the settlement of Hooton, which is near Chester in Cheshire. The surname Hootynd 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 Hootynd family

The surname Hootynd 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.[1]

Important Dates for the Hootynd family

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

Hootynd 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 Hootynd 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. The variations of the name Hootynd include: Hooton, Hootton, Hooten, Hootten and others.

Early Notables of the Hootynd family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Hootynd 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 Hootynd 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..

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Citations

  1. ^ 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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