The surname Hutchings is of English and Scottish origin. The name is derived from the medieval given name Huchin, a diminutive of Hugh. The surname thus comes to signify ‘the son of Hugh’. The name is chiefly a North English one as Hugh was adopted as a Christian name in Scotland where it also became a surname and was adopted in Gaelic as Huisdean or Uisdean. The given name Hugh is derived from the Old French personal name Hu(gh)e, introduced into Britian by the Normans. It is derived from the Germanic element ‘hug’, heart, mind, spirit. It was a popular given name among the Normans in England, partly due to the fame of St. Hugh of Lincoln, ( 1140-1200 ) who was noted for his charity and good works, he was born in Burgundy and established the first Carthusian monastery in England. Little Hugh of Lincoln was a child supposed in the Middle Ages to have been murdered by Jews in about 1255, a legend responsible for several outbursts of anti-Semitism at various times. The surname dates back to the thirteenth century were a Isota Huchonson is recorded in historical ar… Coat of arms: Per pale, gules and azure a lion ramp argent betw…
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