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Houchens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The descendents of Viking settlers in ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Houchens. As a surname, Houchens was patronymic, derived from the personal name Huchon, a diminutive form of Hugh. Patronymic surnames were created from the name of the father, or male ancestor of the bearer of the name.

Early Origins of the Houchens family


The surname Houchens 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 Houchens family


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Houchens Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Hutchins, Hutchings, Hutchin, Hutcheon, Huchens, Hutcheons, Hutchon, Houchin, Houchen, Houchens, MacCutcheon, MacQuestion and many more.

Early Notables of the Houchens family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Houchens family to Ireland


Some of the Houchens family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Houchens family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 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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