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MacHutchison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The western coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the MacHutchison family. Their name is derived from Hugh or from the Old French word Huchon.

Early Origins of the MacHutchison family


The surname MacHutchison 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.

Early History of the MacHutchison family


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

MacHutchison Spelling Variations


Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. MacHutchison has appeared in various documents spelled Hutcheson, Hutchison, Huchison, MacCutcheon, MacHutcheon, MacCutchin, MacCutchan, MacCutchen, MacCutchon and many more.

Early Notables of the MacHutchison family (pre 1700)


Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacHutchison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the MacHutchison family to Ireland


Some of the MacHutchison 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the MacHutchison family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

MacHutchison Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Hugh MacHutchison, who settled in Quebec in 1775

The MacHutchison Motto


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.


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