Hotman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hotman belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the settlement of Holtham or Houghham in Lincolnshire.

Early Origins of the Hotman family

The surname Hotman 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." [1] 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." [2]

Important Dates for the Hotman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hotman 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 Hotman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hotman Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hotman include Hotham, Hothan, Hothum, Hothun and others.

Early Notables of the Hotman 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 Hotman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hotman family to Ireland

Some of the Hotman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hotman migration to the United States

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hotman were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hotman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Hotman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [3]
  • Michael Hotman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [3]
  • John Hotman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1755 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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