Hutching History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Hutching was formed. The name was derived from the baptismal name Richard. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Hutching family

The surname Hutching was first found in Hertfordshire at Hitchin, a market town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Hitchin and Pirton. [1] The place name pre-dates the Norman Conquest as the first record the place was found c. 945 as Hiccam. By the time of the Domesday Book, the town was known as Hiz, and literally meant "place in the territory of the tribe called Hicce. " [2] The river Hiz is nearby and no doubt the river's name was derived from the same. As far as the surname is concerned, the first record of the name was John Hichum who was listed in the Rotuli Hundredorum of 1279 in Oxfordshire. A few years later, the name Hichoun was listed in the Assize Rolls of Cheshire in 1286. [3]

Important Dates for the Hutching family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hutching research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1321, 1279, 1332, 1665, 1675 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Hutching History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hutching Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hutching include Hitchins, Hitchen, Hitchens, Hitchin, Hitchings, Hitchins, Hitching and many more.

Early Notables of the Hutching family (pre 1700)

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Hutching migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hutching Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Hutching, aged 38, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Macedon" [4]
  • Charles Hutching, aged 39, a gardener, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875
  • Maria Hutching, aged 36, who arrived in Hawkes Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875
  • James Hutching, aged 10, who arrived in Hawkes Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875
  • Elizabeth Hutching, aged 8, who arrived in Hawkes Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hutching migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hutching Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Hutching, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • Ruth Hutching, aged 23, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • Florence R. Hutching, aged 8 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • James Hutching, aged 23, a bootmaker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • Ellen Hutching, aged 19, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hutching (post 1700)

  • Prof. Graham John Hutching C.B.E., F.R.S.,, British Regius Professor of Chemistry for Cardiff University and Director for Cardiff Catalysis Institute, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Chemistry and to Innovation [5]

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 11 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MACEDON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/macedon1853.shtml
  5. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
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