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The history of the Hotchkin name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the son of Hodge.

Hotchkin Early Origins



The surname Hotchkin was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hotchkin Spelling Variations


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Hotchkin 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 Hotchkin family name include Hodgkins, Hodgskins, Hodgskin, Hodgskines, Hodgskyns, Hodskins, Hodskin, Hodkins, Hodkinson and many more.

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Hotchkin Early History


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Hotchkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hotchkin research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1453, 1524, 1798, 1866 and 1560 are included under the topic Early Hotchkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hotchkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hotchkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hotchkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Hotchkin surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Edmund Hodgkin arrived in Philadelphia in 1858; Mary Hodgkin settled in Virginia in 1638 with her husband; William Hodgkins settled in Virginia in 1698.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hotchkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hotchkin (post 1700)



  • R. Christine Hotchkin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996
  • Harry Hotchkin, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 20th District, 1940; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1948

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sans dieu rien
Motto Translation: Without God nothing.


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Hotchkin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. 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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    The Hotchkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hotchkin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 February 2016 at 14:49.

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