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Where did the Irish McHugh family come from? What is the Irish McHugh family crest and coat of arms? When did the McHugh family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McHugh family history?The surname McHugh in Ireland have evolved from the Gaelic Mac Aodha, which means son of Aodh or son of Hugh.
People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname McHugh that are preserved in archival documents are McHugh, MacHugh, McCue, MacCue, MacKew, McKew and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McHugh research. Another 346 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1313, 1348, and 1585 are included under the topic Early McHugh History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early McHugh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the McHugh name:
McHugh Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
McHugh Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The McHugh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McHugh Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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