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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 and religious given name traditions. This name is the equivalent of Hugh in the vernacular of Scotland.

Houchen Early Origins



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.

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Houchen Spelling Variations


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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.

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Houchen Early History


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Houchen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houchen research. Another 320 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1481, 1494, 1577, 1598, and 1726 are included under the topic Early Houchen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Houchen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Houchen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Houchen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Houchen In Ireland


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Houchen In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Houchen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Houchen (post 1700)



  • Howard Houchen, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 2012

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Houchen Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
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    The Houchen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Houchen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 February 2016 at 14:51.

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