Hutchinson, Hutchison A Scottish surname derived from Hutcheon, a diminutive of Hugh. The name can be consfused with both Houston (see above) and MacCutcheon (A branch of the Scottish Clan MacDonald). In 1890 Hutchinson was principally found in Derry, Antrim, Down and Dublin, and the estimated number of bearers was 2,870 (all variants). In the United States Hutchinson is the 602nd most numerous surname with an estimated 55,000 bearers. In England and Wales in 1996 Hutchinson was the 220th most numerous surname.
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