Huton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the name Huton date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Huton family lived in the regions of Hutton. There are no fewer than twenty-nine parishes or townships in England named Hutton.
Early Origins of the Huton family
The surname Huton 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 Huton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huton 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 Huton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Huton Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Huton are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Huton include: Hutton, Hutten and others.
Early Notables of the Huton 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. 
Another 216 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Huton family to Ireland
Some of the Huton 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.
Huton migration to the United States +
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Huton or a variant listed above:
Huton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joseph Huton, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1787 
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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ 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)
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)