McHatton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the McHatton family

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.

Important Dates for the McHatton family

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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.

Early Notables of the McHatton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the McHatton family to Ireland

Some of the McHatton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McHatton migration to the United States

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, who settled in New England in 1685
  • Neil McHatton, who landed in New England in 1685 [1]
McHatton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert McHatton, who 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

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 [2]
  • Robert E. McHatton, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1857-58 [2]
  • James A. McHatton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1860 [2]
  • Charles McHatton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932 [2]
  • Alexander McHatton, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention Brown and Schuyler counties, 1847 [2]
  • A. H. McHatton, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Mazatlan, 1884 [2]
  • Gregg McHatton, U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship of 1963

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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