Huttent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the Huttent surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the regions of Hutton. There are no fewer than twenty-nine parishes or townships in England named Hutton.
Early Origins of the Huttent family
The surname Huttent 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 Huttent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huttent 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 Huttent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Huttent Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Huttent include Hutton, Hutten and others.
Early Notables of the Huttent 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 Huttent family to Ireland
Some of the Huttent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Huttent family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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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