Last name: Hutchinson

Recorded in several forms including Hutchinson, Hutcheson, Hutchieson and Hutchison, this is an Anglo-Scottish surname. It is a patronymic and diminutive form of the original personal name Hugh, itself Norman-French, but of pre 7th century Old German origins. It derives from the word "hug" meaning "heart or soul", with the additives "kin" meaning close relative, and "son of". St. Hugh of Lincoln (1140 - 1200) founded the first Carthusian Monastery in England, and the popularity of the name was at least in part, due to him. Amongst the many early recordings are those of John Hucheson of Sheffield, Yorkshire, in 1440, and in Scotland James Huchonsone, who held lands in Glasgow in 1454. Other recordings taken from surviving church registers of the 16th century include those of Agnes Hutchinson who married Thomas Cordell, at St. Botolphs church, Bishopsgate, in the city of London, on November 10th 1570, and Hanna, the daughter of John Hutchinson, who was christened on November 8th 1573 at St. Vedast church, Foster Lane, also in the city of London. One of the earliest settlers in the New World was John Hutchinson, who departed from the port of London, aboard the ship "Bonaventure", bound for the original colony of Virginia, New England, in January 1634. The first recorded spelling of the family name is believed to be that of Isota Huchonson. This was dated 1379, in the Poll Tax returns of the county of Yorkshire, during the reign of King Edward 1st of England, 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Kaitlyn Hutchinson
Wow, its really interesting to see this. My family is from North Carolina and we have been here since the 1700s. I think that's as far back as we know, but I would be really interested to see if I'm related to the John Hutchinson who came to America in the 1600s. I have always wondered how my family settled in the Appalachian mountains of NC.

Robert Hutchinson
My father always told me my great great great great great great so on was a sailor and came to america stigny Hutchinson I believe I have been wanting to trace my family for years.. My dadas family is most from New York state.

Kenneth Ray Hutchinson
My Great Grandfather name was Lester Hutchinson who had several children one of whom was my grand father and his name was George L. Hutchinson and one of his sons was my father who was Billy Ray Hutchinson down to me which I reside in Florida. My great Grand Father as far as I can tell came from up somewhere in the New England states, if anyone can tell me anything please fill in some of the blanks. Thanks

Jaydee Hutchinson
Wow we rock family.

Katelyn Hutchinson
I have been looking for the definition of my last name for years. I finally found it and now my name on my iPod is Pure Soul and Heart. The meaning of Katelyn is pure.

Nickey Hutcheson
Finally an answer. Ive been wondering for years what my decent was.

Darwin Hutchinson
pretty cool, I like it. I like it alot

Shaun Hutchinson
I live in the Boston area. We are not related to Anne Hutchinson but we traced our family back to England to around 1570 or thereabouts and shortly thereafter in 1634 or so came (father and a young son) to Massachusetts and in settled in Salem. The son ended up accusing two people of witchcraft and testified. Original transcripts are still in Danvers. They got 60 acres when they came over in the 1600's. The extended family stayed close to Salem to this day. A lot of Hutchinsons lived into their 90's. All farmers. No accumulated wealth One Hutchinson widow ended up marrying a Putnam from Danvers, who was a colonel in the French and Indian War and became a congressman etc.

Jesse Hutchinson
Our genes rock fam!:)

Glenda Hutchinson
I am from Houston and would like to trace my last name as well

Maryrose Hutchinson
was doing research and it might be possible that the first people to have our last name were Norse-Gaels (Vikings living in Scotland). My brother is doing a DNA test so I am very excited to see what it says!

Joanna Hutchinson

We should all post photos & compare to see if we all have the high cheeks, dominant chin and large ears :) brown hair & blue eyes


I am trying to figure out if this is the correct family history

James Hutchinson

I did a lot of research. I was able to trace my family line back to 1630 when we came to America. But until recently was at a dead end. I found on my recent trip that my line came from 13 century England in York. Barnard Hutchinson's descendants dating back to 1282 worked their way through England and came over via George Hutchinson in 1630. But I also know that we came from Scotland long before that...still looking for the connecting line.

harry shiever

i am tracing my family tree, my great grandfather name was Harry edward Hutchinson born 8/10/1888 and died october 1967, i have trace it to the 17oo's here in the united states can anyone help me

harry shiever

i am tracing my family tree my great grand father is harry hutchinson can anyone help me

amanda mizell

My family tree goes as far back to a James A. Hutchinson born between 1793-1797 in Georgia. Married to a Melinda and a Catherine. He died in Rocky Springs Mississippi around 1882. I have never been able to go any further. I just keep hitting a wall. I would love to connect back to Ireland or Scotland, but I have never had that luck. I guess I may never be able to.

Hutchinson Wiliam
Canada prince Albert


Brittani Hutchinson
I'm from Gulfport Mississippi. I've been looking everywhere to see where my ancestors are from. It's so amazing to see soo many people with the same last name as me.

Callum Hutchinson
Sunderland, UK

John Hutchinson
My Great Grandfather's name was James Goldsmith Hutchinson. I have found no proof of where he was born (supposedly in 1846) nor have I ever found a link to his parents. He lived in Ontario, Canada (Essex County) was married to Eliza S. Harrison. They had 4 children: James E., William A., Harry W., and Edward W. Looking for his parents .

Carlos Hutchinson
My name is Carlos Hutchinson and I'm from Venezuela. It has been very difficult to me to make the research and I have found practically nothing. My great granfather was a man named Heriberto Hutchinson, an American citizen from the state of Mississipi who came to Venezuela because he was a mining engineer and he found work on the mines of Venezuela. From him, my family branched out into what it is today. Any help that I can find from anyone reading this to find my origins is going to be useful for me. So thank you to take the time for reading this.

Jenna Hutchinson
well i am Norwegian and Lithuanian so...

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