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Families: branch d'AUTHEMAN (Mauritius) - d'Aillebout - Aubelin alias Ambelin - Audcent & Pinot de Moira - de Marle - de Manthet d'Argentenay
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Other descendants of Hotman family
- Unlinked lines family AUTHEMAN of Eygalieres France, & HOTTMANN of Grunbach (presumed Germany), other unconnected lines
All additions or corrections gratefully received: see also footnotes
Note: The illustration is taken from the cover of Francois' & Mario's d'Hotman printed Genealogy, and came from records held by von d'Uthman, the German branch of the family.

A second historical genealogy.  In this instance I have been fortunate enough to obtain sufficient information from public sources and the assistance of my nephew Geoffrey Audcent, in examining various English texts, to set out this famous French Legal family from whom the Audcent and Pinot de Moira families of England descend.  In 1997, Geoffrey visited Paris, France and returned with an extensive extract from the "Dictionnaire de la Noblesse" reprinted in 1980, and I have updated this work as a result of this latest knowledge. There does appear to be minor variations in spelling between the various sources!

In October 1999, Cousin Jean-Pierre Hotman de Villiers St Pol of Botswana, contacted me with the line of his descendance (via the 4th branch of the HOTMAN family) and the information has been duly added - my thanks to him for his kindness.
In April 2000, Cousins Francois  & Mario d'Hotman de Villiers  St Paul, cousins, of Mauritius provided me with a specially printed family Genealogy (No 49) produced by themselves on their family HOTMAN.  There are differences in detail and I have noted these below marked as follows: (F&M in red italics).  Where the differences were minor, I have not taken account of them. They also sent me the up-to-date line of their own branch of the family, which I have now been able to include - my thanks also to them.

of the family HOTMAN (Seigneurs et Marquis de Villiers-St-Paul, Oise, France)

(also noted by the family, Barons of d'Acheres (Yvelines); Seigneurs de Fontenay, Mortefontaine (nr Plailly, Oise), Villegomblin (?), Marigny (? Is this Marigny-en-Orxois), Rougemont (?), Montmelian (the only place of this name is in Savoie, France), Maires (?) and other lands).
At the commencement of the 16th century, the family Hotman were already one of the most important legal families in Paris.  With others they enjoyed an important role under the following Kings of France, Charles IX, Henri III and Henri IV.  The family originate from an area of modern Poland, known as Silesia, and Lambert the son of Gerard the first known of the family came to Paris, France from the town of Emerich, in the duchy of Cleves.

One interesting fact is that my nephew Geoffrey Audcent, who has undertaken some research on this family, found a printed portrait of Francois Hotman, the famous professor of law, and his visual appearance (3/4 view) was identical to a photograph of my GG Grandfather Hippolyte 'Henri' Pinot de Moira (himself a lawyer), who was born some nine generations later.

David B Audcent

Branche ainee:  Parti emanche d'argent et de gueules de dix pieces;

Branche of Provence: Parti emanche d'or et de gueules de dix pieces.  

Supports: deux griffons
Couronne: de Marquis

Arms of family Hotman

Gerard HOTMAN (alias Hottmann, Ottman, Hotman) was born about 1420 in Silesia and is known to have died there, of his marriage to [Catherine SPAON <http://habitant.org/ancestry/p203.htm#P1248>] he had issue of the following:-

The family were enobled in 1698 and held for arms "De gueules a trois emanches d'argent, les pointes a senestre", they originate from the department des Bouches-du-Rhone (Eygalieres, canton d'Orgon).  
We still can't connect to the main tree?  Can anyone help?

Earlier links and information on ancestry of Joseph Marie David d'AUTHEMAN (confirmed as HOTMAN) given by email from Sébastien AVY, chair of the AG13 (genealogical association of Bouches-du-Rhône) sub-branch in Salon given to Luc Chaput - the rest from the family.

Jean Antoine AUTHEMAN, prosecutor in Court, m. Catherine d'ANDRE and had a son Louis who follows:-

Unlinked line AUTHEMAN of Eygalieres, Provence
the following tree from the Armorial General de France
holding armes "de gueules a trois emanches d'argent, les pointes a senestre"

Jean OTHERMAN Ecuyer, had for son:-

Unlinked line HOTTMANN of Grunbach, Wurttemberg
LIDIA my correspondant would love to find her family connection
corrections and additions gratefully received her web site in Russian:-


Jacob HOTTMANN b. ? probably Hohenacker, Wurttemberg d. c13/1/1662 Hohenacker, m. before Sept 1657 Catharina UNKNOWN d. after 2/3/1667 and had the following known issue but see this NOTE:-
There is no birth record for Jacob in the Hohenacker church registers.  It is possible he came from elsewhere perhaps Winterbach.  If he was a native of Hohenacker, there were only two Hottman couples having children during the period of his probable birth (1620-1640): Andreas and Anna who had 3 identified sons, Georgius in 1631, Johannes in 1633 and another Johannes in 1636; and Hans who had Johannes 1628 by Barbara who also gave him Michael 1631 and later another son Johannes 1635 by Catharina and a later son also Johannes 1643.  The names of these children are consistent with the names of Jacob's children but there is no proveable connection.  Hohenacker baptismal records for the period 1660-1700 were screened for instances where Jacob and his wife might have appeared as baptismal witnesses that might suggest a connection to the other Hottmans, but no such instances were found!

Other unconnected Lines 'HOTMAN'

1) Charles HOTMAN, Seigneur de la Meerie, m. Marie DE LA TAILLE dtr of Valentin, Seigneur de Faronville and de Frenay, located nr Montfort l'Amaury, and his wife Louise de Montliard, dtr of Antoine, Seigneur de Rumont and Marie de Harlay, and granddtr of Louis and Jacqueline de L'Estandard.  Marie had the following brothers: A) Charles (2nd of name) m. Suzanne Baudoin dtr of Seigneur de Champrose and Suzanne des Granges, of which marriage a son Charles 3rd of name m. Catherine de St Etienne, B) Jean, Col. Infantry, in the service of Holland d. 1605 killed at the siege of l'Ecluse, C) Jacques d. young officer in the Regiemtn des Gardes (Dictionnaire de La Noblesse, de La Chesnaye-DesBois, Paris 1868 - Vol T page 744).  My thanks to Kent Nunez for this information.

It is my usual practice to include only 3 generations from the original name, but Luc Chaput in Canada kindly indicated to me the descent of both the present King and Queen of Belgium from the Hotman family and so I include his well documented line here for everyone's interest.  The descendants of Lucrece-Marie Bouhier to Eugenie Empress of the French are passed to me by Leo van de Pas.  

DESCENT OF Belgium, Bulgarian and Spanish Royal Families connection with Eugenie (Empress of France) From Hotman
for details of sources
additions 16th January 2013

1. Marie HOTMAN (dtr of Francois HOTMAN, Seigneur de Marfontaine, Fontenay and Pailly m. 1574, Lucrece GRANGER alias GRANGIER) d. 1626 m. 12/7/1596 Vincent BOUHIER, Seigneur de Beaumarchais, Intendant des ordres du Roi from 1599, Treasurer of l'Epargne in 1602 on the resignation of his father-in-law, the son of Robert and his wife Marie Garreau from Sables d'Olonne. He aqpparently began his career as a tax collector in the county of Talmond for the de la Tremoille family, into which family his dtr Lucrece-Marie married see later. He was arrested for embezzlement, escaped from prison and lived in Noirmoutier until his death, condemned 25/1/1625 to be hanged in effigy.  Of their marriage they had two daughters:-