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The McHatton family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name McHatton is derived from a devotion to St. Catan, a saint of whom little is known but who was revered throughout the west coast of Scotland between the islands of Bute and Skye. The Gaelic form of the name was Mac Gille Chatain, which means son of St. Catan's servant.

McHatton Early Origins



The surname McHatton was first found in the area of Argyllshire on the Isle of Bute, and literally translated means the "servant of St. Catan," the patron saint of Bute, Skye, Colonsay, Gigha. St. Catan was said to have lived at the Abbey of Inchaffray on the isle of Skye.

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McHatton Spelling Variations


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McHatton Spelling Variations



Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of McHatton include McIlhatton, McElhatton, McElhatten, McGillecattan, McIlchattan, McHilhatton, Makelatyn, Macklehatton, McHatton and many more.

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McHatton Early History


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McHatton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McHatton research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1424, 1465, 1672, 1670 and 1685 are included under the topic Early McHatton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McHatton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McHatton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McHatton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McHatton In Ireland


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McHatton In Ireland



Some of the McHatton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name McHatton arrived in North America very early:

McHatton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Neil McHatton settled in New England in 1685
  • Neil McHatton, who landed in New England in 1685

McHatton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert McHatton settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860
  • Sarah McHatton, aged 24, who landed in America from Newcastle, in 1892

McHatton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John McHatton, aged 31, who settled in New York City, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name McHatton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McHatton (post 1700)



  • Robert Lytle McHatton (1788-1835), American politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1814; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1826-29
  • Robert E. McHatton, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1857-58
  • James A. McHatton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1860
  • Charles McHatton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932
  • Alexander McHatton, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention Brown and Schuyler counties, 1847
  • A. H. McHatton, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Mazatlan, 1884
  • Gregg McHatton, U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship of 1963

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The McHatton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McHatton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 November 2016 at 14:17.

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