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Origins of the Hutchinson surname

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What does the name Hutchinson mean?

The Hutchinson surname is English. It is believed to be patronymic, and given to those who are the son or in the line of someone with the given name of 'Hugh', and the diminutives of that name 'Huchon' or 'Huchin'. It begins to appear in records as early as the 1200s, and is now well established across the country.

Alternative variations of the name Hutchinson

Hutchinson, Hutchinsone, Hutchinsun, Hutkinson, Hotchkinson

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Where do most Hutchinsons live?

In 1921, most Hutchinsons lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Hutchinsons

How common is your surname?

212th most common surname in the UK

We have 173,000 records for the Hutchinson surname. The oldest one dates back to 1486.

Who were Hutchinsons most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Hutchinson first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Hutchinsons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Hutchinsons in 1921


Cotton Weaver


Living On Own Means


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Hutchinsons in 1921
Coal Miner




Coal Miner Hewer


General Labourer




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