The roots of the name Houchen come from the Viking settlers of ancient Scotland
. The name was derived from Huchon, a diminutive form of Hugh. Patronymic
surnames arose out of the vernacular
given name traditions. This name is the equivalent of Hugh in the vernacular of Scotland.
Early Origins of the Houchen family
The surname Houchen was first found in Ross-shire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland
, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Houchen family
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Houchen Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations
, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Houchen has been spelled Hutchins, Hutchings, Hutchin, Hutcheon, Huchens, Hutcheons, Hutchon, Houchin, Houchen, Houchens, MacCutcheon, MacQuestion and many more.
Early Notables of the Houchen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Houchen family to Ireland
Some of the Houchen family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 116 words (8 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 Houchen family to the New World and Oceana
The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan
societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Houchen family relocated to North American shores quite early: Jeremiah Houchin, who sailed to New England
in 1630; Tobias Hutchins settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1682; George Hutchings was given an estate in St. John's Newfoundland in 1762.
Contemporary Notables of the name Houchen (post 1700)
- Howard Houchen, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 2012 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html