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Where did the French Huges family come from? What is the French Huges family crest and coat of arms? When did the Huges family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Huges family history?The surname Huges is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of Medieval France to a region once known as Britanny. It is a name for a the Germanic personal name Hugo, which itself comes from the Old German word hug, which means intelligence.
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Huges, some of which include Hugues, de Hugues, Hughues, Hougues, Houghues, Ugues, Huggues and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huges research. Another 276 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1612, and 1695 are included under the topic Early Huges History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Huges Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Huges were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Huges were
Huges Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Huges Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Huges Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Huges Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Huges 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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