name Hotham comes from when the family resided in the settlement of Holtham or Houghham in Lincolnshire.
Early Origins of the Hotham family
The surname Hotham 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hotham family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hotham research.Another 307 words (22 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 Hotham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hotham Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hotham include Hotham, Hothan, Hothum, Hothun and others.
Early Notables of the Hotham 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... Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hotham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hotham family to Ireland
Some of the Hotham family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 73 words (5 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 Hotham family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Hotham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Hotham, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1662 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)
Hotham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Hotham, who sailed to Virginia in 1715
- Richard Hotham to Philadelphia in 1774
Hotham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ann Hotham to New York with her child in 1820
Contemporary Notables of the name Hotham (post 1700)
- Libby Hotham, Australian Program Director of the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at the University of South Australia
- Henry Durand Hotham, 8th Baron Hotham, Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Tasmania
- Vice Admiral Sir Henry Hotham (1777-1833), Royal Navy hero
- Beaumont Hotham (1794-1870), 3rd Baron Hotham, a British soldier, peer and long-standing Conservative Member of Parliament
- Admiral William Hotham (1736-1813), 1st Baron Hotham, an officer in the Royal Navy
- Sir Charles Hotham KCB, RN (1806-1855), Governor of Victoria, Australia (1854-1855)