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The name Hotchkiss was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Norman personal name Roger. Hotchkis was a baptismal name which means Roger. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Hotchkiss Early Origins



The surname Hotchkiss was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hotchkiss Spelling Variations


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Hotchkiss Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Hotchkiss, Hotchkis and others.

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Hotchkiss Early History


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Hotchkiss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hotchkiss research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1453 and 1470 are included under the topic Early Hotchkiss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hotchkiss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hotchkiss Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hotchkiss 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hotchkiss or a variant listed above:

Hotchkiss Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Hotchkiss, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Samuel Hotchkiss, who landed in New Haven, Connecticut in 1638 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Adam Hotchkiss, who settled in New England in 1659

Hotchkiss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Hotchkiss, who settled in Maryland in 1775

Hotchkiss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Hotchkiss, aged 39, who arrived in Texas in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Rinaldo Hotchkiss, who arrived in Texas in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Charles S Hotchkiss, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hotchkiss, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1895

Hotchkiss Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Benjamin K. Hotchkiss, who emigrated to America, in 1903
  • Bella Hotchkiss, aged 40, who landed in America from Bothwell, in 1904
  • Charles W. Hotchkiss, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Anna Camilla Hotchkiss, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Charles E. Hotchkiss, aged 57, who landed in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hotchkiss Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Hotchkiss, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anglia" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Anglia.gif

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hotchkiss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hotchkiss (post 1700)



  • Jedediah "Jed" Hotchkiss (1828-1899), American educator, cartographer and topographer during the American Civil War who is generally credited for the Confederate General Stonewall Jackson's victories in the Valley Campaign of 1862
  • Julie Hotchkiss Ph.D., American research economist and policy adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Rollin Hotchkiss Ph.D. (1911-2004), American biochemist and geneticist who established beyond doubt that DNA, and not protein, is the genetic material in bacteria and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Danish Academy
  • Benjamin Berkeley Hotchkiss (1826-1885), American ordnance engineer, eponym of the Hotchkiss gun and the Hotchkiss School at Lakeville, Connecticut
  • Cyrus Arthur Hotchkiss (1863-1941), American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1928; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 4th District, 1940 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Clarence Roland Hotchkiss (1880-1952), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1916; Secretary of Oregon Republican Party, 1920; Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1920 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles M. Hotchkiss (1853-1927), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Cheshire; Elected 1906 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles E. Hotchkiss (1859-1944), American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Norfolk, 1912 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. C. Hotchkiss, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Chautauqua County 1st District, 1935 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Asahel Augustus Hotchkiss (1799-1885), American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 17th District, 1863-64 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 31 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hotchkiss Historic Events


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Hotchkiss Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. James  Hotchkiss, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mr. George  Hotchkiss (1903-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Miss Ruth  Hotchkiss (1906-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mr. Harry  Hotchkiss, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on December 6th 1917 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Ms. Laura Hotchkiss, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on December 6th 1917 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Henry Hotchkiss, British Electrical Artificer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Charles Hotchkiss, English First Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Suggested Readings for the name Hotchkiss


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Suggested Readings for the name Hotchkiss



  • The Hotchkiss Family: Descendants of Samuel Hotchkiss (ca. 1622-1663) of New Haven, Connecticut by Nellie Cowdell.
  • John Hodgkin (Hotchkin; also Hotchkiss) of Guilford, Connecticut and His Descendants by Geoffrey Brown.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Anglia.gif
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  5. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Hotchkiss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hotchkiss 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.

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