Hutchings Name Meaning: A patronymic from the medieval personal name 'Hutchin' a pet form of 'Hugh'.
A short form of any of the various Germanic compounds,first element 'hug',meaning 'heart,mind,spirit'.
The old French personal name 'Hughe'(of which 'Huchin' is the diminutive)was introduced into Britain by the Normans.
The first recorded is that of 'Gilbert Huchun',dated 1296.
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