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Eugene Surname History



The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Eugene is the Gaelic personal name Eógann, which comes from the Latin name, Eugenius, which means well born. Eugene is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms were formed when a son used his father's personal name as a surname, while others came from the personal names of famous religious and secular figures. The Eugene family was established in Scotland, well before the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.


Early Origins of the Eugene family


The surname Eugene was 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, 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. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Dovenaldus Ewain, documented in 1164.

Early History of the Eugene family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eugene research.
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1178, 1611, 1687, 1633, 1681 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Eugene History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eugene Spelling Variations


The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Eugene has appeared as Ewing, Ewin, Ewen, Ewans, Ewens, Eugene, Ewan and many more.

Early Notables of the Eugene family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Eugene family to Ireland


Some of the Eugene family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eugene family to the New World and Oceana


Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Eugene were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown: Alexander, Henry, James, John, Mathew, Thomas, William Ewing all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865; John, Robert, and Elizabeth Ewins settled in Virginia in 1623.

Contemporary Notables of the name Eugene (post 1700)


  • James Eugene, Canadian-born, American actor and comedian
  • Chrispin Eugene, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Spring Valley, New York, 2013 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles Eugene, singer/actor
  • Mr. Jonathan Eugene Hart O.B.E.,, Scottish Volunteer for Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Mountain Rescue in Scotland and to charity [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  • S. Eugene Poteat (b. 1930), American retired senior Central Intelligence Agency executive who was awarded the CIA's Intelligence Medal of Merit and the National Reconnaissance Office Meritorious Civilian Award
  • Bruce Eugene Kison (1950-2018), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1971 to 1985
  • Max Eugene Dollarhite, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1996; Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 85th District, 1998
  • Wilford Eugene Payne, American Republican politician, Candidate for Kentucky State Senate 33rd District, 1975 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • H. Eugene Cameron, American politician, Burgess of Kingston, Pennsylvania, 1933-35 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David Eugene Clark (1936-2018), American men's pole vaulter at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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