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Where did the Scottish Hutchings family come from? What is the Scottish Hutchings family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hutchings family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hutchings family history?The roots of the name Hutchings 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.
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, Hutchings has been spelled Hutchins, Hutchings, Hutchin, Hutcheon, Huchens, Hutcheons, Hutchon, Houchin, Houchen, Houchens, MacCutcheon, MacQuestion and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hutchings research. Another 320 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1481, 1494, 1577, 1598, and 1726 are included under the topic Early Hutchings History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hutchings Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hutchings 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.
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 Hutchings family relocated to North American shores quite early:
Hutchings Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Charles Hutchings, who arrived in Maryland in 1670
- Sarah Hutchings, who landed in New Jersey in 1675
- William Hutchings settled in Boston in 1679 with his wife
Hutchings Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James Hutchings, who landed in Virginia in 1705
Hutchings Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Hutchings, aged 39, landed in New York in 1812
- Abraham Hutchings, who arrived in New York in 1835
- Abram Hutchings, who landed in New York in 1835
- William E Hutchings, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
- Wood Hutchings, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
Hutchings Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Elizabeth Hutchings, who arrived in Alabama in 1921
Hutchings Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- George Hutchings was given an estate in St. John's Newfoundland in 1762
Hutchings Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Hutchings, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
- Abraham Hutchings, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
- Mary Hutchings, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
- Enos Hutchings arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847
- Thomas Hutchings arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1848
Hutchings Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Robert Hutchings, aged 28, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
- Ellen Hutchings, aged 23, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
- Arthur W. Hutchings, aged 5, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
- Eleanor Hutchings, aged 3, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
- Alfred Hutchings, aged 1, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
- Brigadier-General Henry Jr. Hutchings (1892-1963), American Division Engineer, Southwestern Division (1946-1949)
- James Mason Hutchings (1820-1902), American businessman and one of the principal promoters of what is now Yosemite National Park
- Timothy Hutchings (b. 1974), American visual artist
- Geoffrey Hutchings (1939-2010), British actor from stage, movies and television
- Arthur James Bramwell Hutchings (1906-1989), British professor of music at the University of Durham
- Christopher "Chris" Hutchings (b. 1957), English former footballer and a manager
- Kenneth Lotherington Hutchings (1882-1916), English cricketer
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The Hutchings Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hutchings 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.
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