Hothown is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the settlement of Holtham or Houghham in Lincolnshire.
Early Origins of the Hothown family
The surname Hothown 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 Hothown family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hothown 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 Hothown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hothown Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hothown family name include Hotham, Hothan, Hothum, Hothun and others.
Early Notables of the Hothown 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 Hothown Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hothown family to Ireland
Some of the Hothown 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 Hothown family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hothown surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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..