Hothand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Hothand first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the settlement of Holtham or Houghham in Lincolnshire.
Early Origins of the Hothand family
The surname Hothand 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 Hothand family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hothand 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 Hothand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hothand Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hothand has appeared include Hotham, Hothan, Hothum, Hothun and others.
Early Notables of the Hothand 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 Hothand family to Ireland
Some of the Hothand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hothand family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hothand arrived in North America very early: 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..
- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.