Huten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Huten is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Huten family once lived in the regions of Hutton. There are no fewer than twenty-nine parishes or townships in England named Hutton.
Early Origins of the Huten family
The surname Huten was first found in Lancashire at Hutton, a township, in the parish of Penwortham, union of Preston, hundred of Leyland. An early charter or "inspeximus," in the 7th and 8th year of King Richard II's reign, mentions various charters of the abbey of St. Mary, Cockersand.
One of those charters lists Helias, son of Roger de Hoton, as holding a grant from a "distant period" to a house and three carucates of land in "Hottun," in "Leylondeschire."  Essentially, it was a grant for the whole town of Hottun.
Priest-Hutton is another township in Lancashire. "The manor is mentioned in the Domesday Survey, and belonged to the Saxon Gilmichel. Adam de Hoton was one of the witnesses to Walter de Lyndesay's charter of liberties to Warton." 
Hoton is a village and civil parish in the Charnwood district of Leicestershire, that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086, when it was first listed as Hohtone.  Literally this place name means, "farmstead on a spur of land," from the Old English words "hoh" + "tun." 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included two early spellings of the family: Thomas de Hoton, Lincolnshire; and John de Hoton in Northumberland. And the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed: William de Hoton; Ricardus de Hoton; and Alexander de Hoton as all holding lands there at that time. 
Further to the north in Scotland, "Symon de Hotun was juror on an inquest held before the sheriff of Lanark, 1263 and John Hudton was abbot of Cupar in 1460." 
Early History of the Huten family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huten research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1614, 1621, 1649, 1654, 1505, 1597, 1666, 1626, 1693, 1758, 1747, 1757, 1757, 1758, 1529, 1606, 1595, 1606, 1557, 1632, 1557, 1574, 1561, 1639, 1568, 1566, 1639, 1573, 1585, 1619, 1529, 1606, 1712, 1598, 1582, 1598 and are included under the topic Early Huten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Huten Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Huten family name include Hutton, Hutten and others.
Early Notables of the Huten family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Hugh Hutton, High Sheriff of Cumberland in 1505; Matthew Hutton (1597-1666), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1626; Matthew Hutton (1693-1758), Archbishop of York (1747-1757) and Archbishop of Canterbury (1757 to 1758), descendant of Matthew Hutton (1529-1606), Archbishop of York (1595-1606.)
Leonard Hutten (1557?-1632), English divine and antiquary, born about 1557, was educated on the foundation at Westminster School, whence he was elected to Christ Church, Oxford, in 1574. 
Sir Richard Hutton (1561?-1639), was an English judge, second son of Anthony Hutton, of Hutton Hall, Penrith, Cumberland. 
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Migration of the Huten family to Ireland
Some of the Huten family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 67 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Huten family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Huten surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Francis and Elizabeth Hutton settled in Virginia in 1623; John Hutton settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife and five children; Oliver Hutton also settled in Barbados in the same year with his wife, children and servants.
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