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Where did the Scottish Hutchins family come from? What is the Scottish Hutchins family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hutchins family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hutchins family history?

Viking settlers in ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Hutchins. It comes 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.

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Translation and spelling were non-standardized practices in the Middle Ages, so scribes had only their ears to rely on. This was a practice of extremely limited efficiency, and spelling variations in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Hutchins has appeared 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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hutchins research. Another 320 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1481, 1494, 1577, 1598, and 1726 are included under the topic Early Hutchins History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Hutchins Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Hutchins 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.

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The fertile east coast of what would become US and Canada was soon dotted with the farms of Scottish settlers. Some of them remained faithful to the crown and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others had the chance to pay back their old oppressors in the American War of Independence. That brave spirit lives on today in the highland games that dot North America in the summer. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Hutchins family came to North America quite early:

Hutchins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Nevill Hutchins, aged 20, landed in Barbados in 1634
  • Anthony Hutchins settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Elizabeth Hutchins, who landed in New England in 1637-1639
  • Isaac Hutchins, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • George Hutchins, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1638


Hutchins Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Daniel Hutchins, who arrived in Virginia in 1711
  • Nicholas Hutchins, who arrived in Virginia in 1713
  • Anne Hutchins, who arrived in New England in 1721
  • Joseph Hutchins, who landed in Barbados in 1771
  • Parley Hutchins, who landed in New England in 1774


Hutchins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • William Hutchins, aged 21, arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1821
  • Abraham Hutchins, who arrived in New York in 1835
  • Abram Hutchins, who landed in New York in 1835
  • Robt Hutchins, aged 24, landed in New York in 1854
  • Gerhart Hutchins, who landed in Arkansas in 1887

Hutchins Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century


  • Tobias Hutchins settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1682

Hutchins Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Catha Hutchins, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Eleonr Hutchins, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mary Hutchins, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Hutchins Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • William Hutchins, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Isaac Hutchins, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • William Hutchins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Waterloo" in 1840
  • Thomas Hutchins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1847
  • Joseph Hutchins arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1849


Hutchins Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • G. E. Hutchins arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Abraham Hutchins arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865
  • Mary Hutchins, aged 53, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • John Hutchins, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Henry Hutchins, aged 39, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874


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  • Robert Maynard Hutchins Ph.D., (1889-1977), American educational philosopher, President of the University of Chicago (19291945) and its Chancellor (19451951)
  • Seaman First Class Johnnie David Hutchins, American seaman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1943
  • Robert "Bobby" Hutchins (1925-1945), American child actor, nicknamed "Wheezer", a regular in the Our Gang series
  • Will Hutchins (b. 1932), American actor
  • Edwin Hutchins, American professor and former department head of cognitive science at the University of California
  • Carleen Maley Hutchins (1911-2009), American former high school science teacher, violinmaker and researcher, best-known for her violin octet
  • Maude Phelps McVeigh Hutchins (1899-1991), American novelist
  • Melvin R. Hutchins (b. 1928), retired American NBA basketball player
  • Thomas Hutchins (1730-1789), American military engineer, cartographer, geographer and surveyor
  • Carlton Barmore Hutchins (1904-1938), U.S. Naval aviator, posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, eponym of the destroyer USS Hutchins (DD-476)

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  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Hutchins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hutchins 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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