The sea-swept Hebrides
islands and the west coast of Scotland
are the ancestral home of the McHutsheon family. Their name comes from Hugh
or from the Old French word Huchon.
Early Origins of the McHutsheon family
The surname McHutsheon 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 McHutsheon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McHutsheon 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 McHutsheon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
McHutsheon Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations
. McHutsheon has been written as Hutcheson, Hutchison, Huchison, MacCutcheon, MacHutcheon, MacCutchin, MacCutchan, MacCutchen, MacCutchon and many more.
Early Notables of the McHutsheon family (pre 1700)
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McHutsheon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McHutsheon family to Ireland
Some of the McHutsheon 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 McHutsheon family to the New World and Oceana
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence
many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan
societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name McHutsheon or a variant listed above: John Hutchison settled in New Jersey in 1685; Robert Hutchison settled in New England
in 1685; David and Nancy Hutchison arrived in New England
The McHutsheon 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.