Origin of the Name Hatton
The ancient history of the name Hatton
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Hatton is a surname of local or territorial origin . This name is usually of Scottish descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in that country. Examples of such are a William de Hatun who was recorded as having witnessed a charter by Matthew, Bishop of Aberdeen in the year 1171. A Helen Hauton of Nether Balnakeyth appears in records in the year 1593.
Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired land by either force or gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. It was by creating, maintaining and updating these reference books that they were able to maintain their authority and enforce laws.
In Ireland this name is often of immigrant origin in Ulster Province but is also an anglicized form the native Gaelic Mac Giolla Chatain sept name of Counties Antrim and Derry.
The Hatton coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Hatton descendants.