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The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Hutchison is Hugh or from the Old French word Huchon.
The surname Hutchison was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Hutchison has appeared as Hutcheson, Hutchison, Huchison, MacCutcheon, MacHutcheon, MacCutchin, MacCutchan, MacCutchen, MacCutchon and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hutchison research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1694, 1746, 1659, 1740, 1713, 1727 and are included under the topic Early Hutchison History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hutchison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hutchison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Hutchison were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:
Hutchison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jane Hutchison, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
- John Hutchison settled in New Jersey in 1685
- Robert Hutchison settled in New England in 1685
Hutchison Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Hutchison, aged 20, arrived in New York, NY in 1774
- Kathrine Hutchison, aged 43, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775
Hutchison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Nancy Hutchison, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1805
- David and Nancy Hutchison arrived in New England in 1805
- Day Hutchison, who landed in America in 1805
- George Hutchison, who arrived in North Carolina in 1809
- Robert Hutchison, aged 28, landed in New York in 1811
Hutchison Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. William Hutchison U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784
- Mr. Foster Hutchison U.E., "Hutchinson" born in Massachusetts, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was the brother of Governor Thomas Hutchinson of Massachusetts
Hutchison Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Gilbert Hutchison arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "South Australain" in 1837
- J. Hutchison arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Childe Harold" in 1849
- Mary Hutchison arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851
- James Hutchison, aged 38, a shoemeker, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"
Hutchison Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Hutchison arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
- Helen Hutchison arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
- George Hutchison arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
- Jane Hutchison arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
- Isabella Hutchison arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
- F Iona Hutchison (b. 1960), American Daytime Emmy Award nominated actress
- Jack Fowler "Jock" Hutchison (1884-1977), Scottish-born, American professional PGA golfer, inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011
- Doug Anthony Hutchison (b. 1960), American actor, best known for his role as the sadistic corrections officer Percy Wetmore in The Green Mile
- Andrew S. "Drew" Hutchison (b. 1990), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays
- Major-General Joseph Carson Hutchison (1894-1982), American Commanding General 48th Division (1951)
- Major-General David William Hutchison (1908-1982), American Commanding General 9th Air Force (1958-1961)
- C. Paul Hutchison, American politician, Mayor of Stow, Ohio, 1976-88
- Brady Lee Hutchison, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 24th District, 2006
- A. P. Hutchison, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928
- Claude B. Hutchison Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California, 1982, 2000
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Memor esto
Motto Translation: Be mindful.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
- 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.
- Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
- Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
- Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
- Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
The Hutchison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hutchison 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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