Hutchinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hutchinson was first used by Viking settlers in ancient Scotland. It was derived from Huchon, a diminutive form of Hugh. [1] Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. This name is the equivalent of Hugh in the vernacular of Scotland. The suffix 'son' indicates "son of."

Early Origins of the Hutchinson family

The surname Hutchinson was first found in Northumberland. The family originated at Castle Cronenberg in Norway about 900 A.D. Hutchin, a Viking noble accompanied Harold Harfager, who settled on the north east coast at Bishop Middleham in Northumberland. Later, some of the family were found in Yorkshire as the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Mathew Huchonson; Isota Huchonson; Willelmus Hugehonson; and Mathew Huchonson. [2]

"In the 17th century the Hutchinsons held property around the city of Durham; at that time they were the most numerous and respectable of the yeomanry of the village of Bishop Middleham, but in the 18th century many of them migrated to Stockton and Whitton in the same county." [3]

Early History of the Hutchinson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hutchinson research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1586, 1642, 1634, 1587, 1643, 1615, 1664, 1663, 1591, 1643, 1610, 1633, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Hutchinson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hutchinson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hutchinson, Hutchenson and others.

Early Notables of the Hutchinson family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan from early times was William Hutchinson (1586-1642), born in Lincolnshire who arrived in Boston aboard the Griffin in 1634 became a prominent merchant and judge in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and one of the founders of Rhode Island. Sir Thomas Hutchinson (1587-1643), was an English Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire. Colonel John Hutchinson (1615-1664), was an English Puritan leader and politician who signed the death warrant of King Charles I, but was not executed, but in 1663 he was accused of involvement in the Derwentdale Plot and sent to prison where he eventually died. Anne Hutchinson (1591-1643), was one of...
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Hutchinson World Ranking

In the United States, the name Hutchinson is the 602nd most popular surname with an estimated 49,740 people with that name. [4] However, in Canada, the name Hutchinson is ranked the 644th most popular surname with an estimated 8,063 people with that name. [5] And in Australia, the name Hutchinson is the 287th popular surname with an estimated 12,295 people with that name. [6] New Zealand ranks Hutchinson as 347th with 1,829 people. [7] The United Kingdom ranks Hutchinson as 226th with 25,796 people. [8]

Ireland Migration of the Hutchinson family to Ireland

Some of the Hutchinson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Hutchinson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hutchinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Hutchinson, who settled in Salem in 1630
  • George Hutchinson, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1632 [9]
  • Thomas Hutchinson, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1632 [9]
  • Edward Hutchinson, who settled in Boston in 1634 with Mary, his wife
  • Joe Hutchinson, who settled in Virginia in 1634
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hutchinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Cha Hutchinson, who landed in Virginia in 1712 [9]
  • Nicholas Hutchinson, who landed in Virginia in 1713 [9]
  • Jennet Hutchinson, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740 [9]
  • Margaret Hutchinson, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740 [9]
  • John Hutchinson, who arrived in New York State in 1774 with his wife Margaret and five children
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hutchinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Hutchinson, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1811 [9]
  • Henry Hutchinson, aged 19, who landed in New York in 1812 [9]
  • Walter Hutchinson, aged 31, who landed in Connecticut in 1812 [9]
  • William Hutchinson, aged 25, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1822 [9]
  • Joseph Hutchinson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823 [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Hutchinson migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hutchinson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Hannah Hutchinson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Mr. Marmaduke Hutchinson Sr., U.E. (b. 1755) fromNew Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Grand Lake Meadows, Queen's County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he travelled aboard the spring fleet from New York with his wife Martha and family, they are listed as a family of Quakers of the Society of Friends Religious organisation [10]
  • Mr. Robert Hutchinson U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [10]
  • Mr. William Hutchinson U.E. born in Massachusetts, USA who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [10]
  • Mrs. Agnes Hutchinson U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [10]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hutchinson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Hiram Hutchinson, who arrived in Canada in 1841
  • Horatio Nelson Hutchinson, who landed in Canada in 1841

Australia Hutchinson migration to Australia +

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

Hutchinson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Hutchinson, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [11]
  • Miss Elizabeth Hutchinson, (b. 1785), aged 28, Irish convict who was convicted in County Tyrone, Ireland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Catherine" on 8th December 1813, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [12]
  • George Hutchinson, a saddler, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mr. Charles Hutchinson, British convict who was convicted in Shropshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Bussorah Merchant" on 1st October 1829, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [13]
  • Mr. James Hutchinson, British convict who was convicted in Barbadoes for life, transported aboard the "Augusta Jessie" on 27 September 1834, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [14]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Hutchinson 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:

Hutchinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edward Hutchinson, Australian settler travelling from Port of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on board the ship "David Owen" arriving in New Zealand in 1832 [15]
  • Mr Hutchinson, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Blenheim
  • Lt. Hutchinson, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "True Briton" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 5th February 1853 [16]
  • Miss Hutchinson, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [15]
  • Sgt. W. Hutchinson, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen of the Deep" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1854 [16]
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West Indies Hutchinson migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [17]
Hutchinson Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Clement Hutchinson, aged 20, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [9]
  • Mr. Clement Hutchinson, (b. 1615), aged 20, British settler travelling from London, England aboard the ship "Anne and Elizabeth" arriving in Barbados in 1635 [18]
  • Dorothy Hutchinson, aged 21, who arrived in Jamaica in 1684 [9]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hutchinson (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier-General Donald Robert Hutchinson (1909-1989), American Commanding Officer 311th Reconnaissance Wing (1946-1947) [19]
  • George Evelyn Hutchinson (b. 1903), American zoologist posthumously awarded the National Medal of Science in 1991
  • William Forrest "Wild Bill" Hutchinson (1859-1926), American Major League Baseball player
  • John Irwin Hutchinson Ph.D. (1867-1935), American mathematician
  • Meg Hutchinson Ph.D. (b. 1978), American folk singer-songwriter
  • Mr. George Hutchinson, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1577 to 1578
  • Andrew Hutchinson (1944-2020), birth name of Andrew Jack, British dialect coach from London who had worked on over 80 motion pictures since 1982; he died from COVID-19
  • Ms. Aphroditi Catherine Hutchinson M.B.E., British Chair for Netball Scotland, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, For services to Netball [20]
  • Dr. Pauline Grace Hutchinson M.B.E., British Medical Director and Chair for Medcare, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Children in Uganda [21]
  • Prof Arthur Cyril William Hutchinson HFRSE (1889-1969), British professor of dentistry from Oldham
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. George Hutchinson, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking [22]
HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Richard Hutchinson (1919-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [23]
  • Mr. Roy Harold Hutchinson (1910-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Petersham, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [23]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. George Hutchinson, English Chief Electrician from Fordsham, Cheshire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [24]
  • Mr. George Hutchinson, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [24]
  • Miss Phyllis Hutchinson, English 1st Class Passenger from Cheshire, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [24]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. James Hutchinson (d. 1912), aged 29, English Vegetable Cook from Liverpool, Lancashire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [25]
  • Mr. John Hall Hutchinson (d. 1912), aged 26, English Carpenter/Joiner from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [25]


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  10. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  11. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  12. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retreived 2nd January 2021, retreived from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/catherine
  13. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 10th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bussorah-merchant
  14. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/augusta-jessie
  15. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  16. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  17. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  18. ^ Pilgrim Ship Lists Early 1600's retrieved 23rd September 2021. (Retrieved from https://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/shiplist.htm)
  19. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Donald Hutchinson. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hutchinson/Donald_Robert/USA.html
  20. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
  21. ^ "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
  22. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  23. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  24. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  25. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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