Hutto History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Hutto family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the regions of Hutton. There are no fewer than twenty-nine parishes or townships in England named Hutton.

Early Origins of the Hutto family

The surname Hutto 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." [1] 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." [1]

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. [2] Literally this place name means, "farmstead on a spur of land," from the Old English words "hoh" + "tun." [3]

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. [4]

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." [5]

Early History of the Hutto family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hutto 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 Hutto History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hutto Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hutto include Hutton, Hutten and others.

Early Notables of the Hutto 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. [6] Sir Richard Hutton (1561?-1639), was an English judge, second son of Anthony Hutton, of Hutton Hall, Penrith, Cumberland. [6] Robert Hutton...
Another 216 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hutto Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Hutto family to Ireland

Some of the Hutto 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 Hutto family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hutto or a variant listed above: 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.


Contemporary Notables of the name Hutto (post 1700) +

  • Benjamin Hutto (1947-2015), American composer and director of choral music
  • C. Bradley Hutto, American Democratic member of the South Carolina Senate
  • Benjamin Hutto, American musician who has specialized in writing, producing and directing choral music, past-president of the Royal School of Church Music, North America
  • Eunice Hutto (1904-1947), American pioneer professor
  • James Neamon "Jim" Hutto (b. 1947), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1970 through 1975
  • Joseph Benjamin "J.B." Hutto (1926-1983), American blues musician, inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame
  • Earl Dewitt Hutto (b. 1926), American politician, U.S. Representative from Florida
  • Thomas A. Hutto, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1970; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1972 [7]
  • Thomas A. Hutto, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1964 [7]
  • Earl Dewitt Hutto (b. 1926), American Democrat politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives, 1973-78; U.S. Representative from Florida 1st District, 1979-95 [7]


Suggested Readings for the name Hutto +

  • 3777 "The Family of Lonard Vernadeau and Sarah Hutto, Three Generations-Compiled and Published By a Committee of the Descendants of Leonard Vernadeau" by William W. Varnedoe, Jr., Chairman.

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  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)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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