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Where did the Scottish Hewson family come from? When did the Hewson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hewson family history?The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Hewson is the "son of little Hugh."
Historical recordings of the name Hewson include many spelling variations. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.
First found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, on the Isle of Bute, from ancient times where they were descended from the MacDonalds of Sleat.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hewson research. Another 131 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1774 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Hewson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 99 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hewson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hewson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hewson, or a variant listed above:
Hewson Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hewson Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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