The ancestry of the name Hotholm dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Holtham or Houghham in Lincolnshire.
Early Origins of the Hotholm family
The surname Hotholm 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 Hotholm family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hotholm 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 Hotholm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hotholm Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hotholm have been found, including Hotham, Hothan, Hothum, Hothun and others.
Early Notables of the Hotholm 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 Hotholm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hotholm family to Ireland
Some of the Hotholm 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 Hotholm family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hotholm, 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..