Hotghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient history of the Hotghan name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the settlement of Holtham or Houghham in Lincolnshire.
Early Origins of the Hotghan family
The surname Hotghan was first found in Yorkshire, where they claim descent from "Peter de Trehouse, who assumed the local name of Hotham, and was living in the year 1188."  Today, Hotham is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, where "the manor was for many generations the property of the Hotham family." 
Important Dates for the Hotghan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hotghan research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1316, 1584, 1617, 1621, 1736, 1813, 1806, 1855, 1615, 1672, 1645, 1610, 1645, 1632, 1689, 1655, 1691, 1610 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Hotghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hotghan Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hotghan include Hotham, Hothan, Hothum, Hothun and others.
Early Notables of the Hotghan family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include William Hothum, Archbishop of Dublin in the 13th century; Charles Hotham (ca. 1615-1672), an English cleric; Sir John Hotham, 1st Baronet, of Scorborough (died 1645), English parliamentarian; Sir John Hotham the younger (1610-1645), an English Member of Parliament; Sir John Hotham...
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Migration of the Hotghan family to Ireland
Some of the Hotghan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hotghan family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hotghan or a variant listed above: John Hotham, who sailed to Virginia in 1715; Richard Hotham to Philadelphia in 1774; Ann Hotham to New York with her child in 1820; and S. Hothan to Savannah, Georgia in 1820..
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