This rare name derives from an Anglo-Scottish surname. The name is composed of three elements: 1) From the Ancient Germanic “*hugiz” (mind, bright in mind and spirit, heart, mind, thought, sense, understanding). 2) From the Middle English “kin”, Old English “cynn”, Proto-Germanic “*kunją”, meaning (family, relative, generation, kin, race, people, gender). 3) The suffix surname “son”, meaning (son of). William Hutchinson (1586–1641) was a judge (chief magistrate) of the Colony of Portsmouth on the island of Aquidneck, also known as Rhode Island (and later a part of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations). Sailing from England to New England with his large family in 1634, he became a merchant in Boston and served as both Deputy to the General Court and selectman.