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Where did the English Huger family come from? What is the English Huger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Huger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Huger family history?

The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Huger. It was a name given to someone who was a keeper of cattle and pigs. The surname Huger originally derived from the Old English word hog-garth.

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Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Huger have been found, including Hogarth, Hoggart, Hoggarth, Hoggard, Hoggarde and others.

First found in Westmorland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huger research. Another 155 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1764 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Huger History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 53 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Huger, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Huger Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Jno Huger, who arrived in Virginia in 1661
  • Daniel Huger, who landed in South Carolina in 1685

Huger Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Christoph Huger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766
  • Johannes Huger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1766
  • John Christ Huger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766

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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Candor dat viribus alas
Motto Translation: Truth gives wings to strength.

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The Huger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Huger 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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