The story of the Hutchens family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland
in the Medieval era. The name Hutchens 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 Hutchens family
The surname Hutchens 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 Hutchens family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hutchens research.Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1481, 1494, 1577, 1598, and 1726 are included under the topic Early Hutchens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hutchens Spelling Variations
are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Hutchens has been spelled Hutchins, Hutchings, Hutchin, Hutcheon, Huchens, Hutcheons, Hutchon, Houchin, Houchen, Houchens, MacCutcheon, MacQuestion and many more.
Early Notables of the Hutchens family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hutchens family to Ireland
Some of the Hutchens family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 71 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 Hutchens family to the New World and Oceana
Those who made the voyage were greeted with ample opportunity to acquire land and a political climate far away from the oppressive monarchy of the old country. They settled along the east coast of what would become Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence
, those who remained loyal to England
traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, many Scots living in North America have begun to recover their rich heritage through festivals, highland games, and Clan
societies. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Hutchens:
Hutchens Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Sarah Hutchens, who landed in New Jersey in 1675 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Hutchens Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Emily Hutchens, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
- Harriet Hutchens, who landed in America, in 1904
- William Hutchens, aged 37, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1904
- Mrs. Frank T. Hutchens, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1905
- William H. Hutchens, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Hutchens (post 1700)
- Sandra Hutchens, the American current Sheriff-Coroner of Orange County, California
- Paul Hutchens (1902-1977), American author
- Bishop D. Presley Hutchens, American bishop in the Anglican Catholic Church in charge of the Mission Society
- Francis "Frank" Hutchens OBE (1892-1965), New Zealand born pianist, music teacher and composer