Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Hothant is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the settlement of Holtham or Houghham in Lincolnshire.
Early Origins of the Hothant family
The surname Hothant 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 Hothant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hothant 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 Hothant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hothant Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hothant has been spelled many different ways, including Hotham, Hothan, Hothum, Hothun and others.
Early Notables of the Hothant 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 Hothant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hothant family to Ireland
Some of the Hothant 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 Hothant family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hothants to arrive in North America: 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..