Hothent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Hothent name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Hothent was originally derived from a family having lived in the settlement of Holtham or Houghham in Lincolnshire.
Early Origins of the Hothent family
The surname Hothent 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." 
Early History of the Hothent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hothent 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 Hothent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hothent 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 Hothent include Hotham, Hothan, Hothum, Hothun and others.
Early Notables of the Hothent 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 Hothent family to Ireland
Some of the Hothent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hothent family
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: 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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- ^ 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.