The story of the Hutcheon family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland
in the Medieval era. The name Hutcheon 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 Hutcheon family
The surname Hutcheon 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 Hutcheon family
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Hutcheon Spelling Variations
Standards used to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations
in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Hutcheon has been recorded as Hutchins, Hutchings, Hutchin, Hutcheon, Huchens, Hutcheons, Hutchon, Houchin, Houchen, Houchens, MacCutcheon, MacQuestion and many more.
Early Notables of the Hutcheon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hutcheon family to Ireland
Some of the Hutcheon 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 Hutcheon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hutcheon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Hutcheon, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1834
Contemporary Notables of the name Hutcheon (post 1700)
- Paul Hutcheon, Scottish political journalist, awarded both Journalist of the Year and Political Journalist of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards in 2006
- Duncan Selby Hutcheon (b. 1879), Canadian provincial politician, MLA Arm River, Saskatchewan (1929-1934)
- Ernest Henry Hutcheon (1889-1937), Australian sportsman who played first-class cricket with Queensland and represented Australasia in standing high jump at the 1908 Summer Olympics
- David Hutcheon, Canadian former municipal politician in Toronto, Ontario
- Linda Hutcheon O.C. (b. 1947), Canadian academic working in the fields of literary theory and criticism, opera, and Canadian Studies
- Michael Hutcheon, Canadian medical doctor and author, a specialist in respirology