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The Clan from whom the Hughson family descends began among the ancient Dalriadan kingdom of the west coast of Scotland. Their name comes from the "son of little Hugh."
The surname Hughson 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, on the Isle of Bute, from ancient times where they were descended from the MacDonalds of Sleat.
Historical recordings of the name Hughson include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hughson research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1774 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Hughson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hughson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hughson 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.
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Hughson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Hughson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Hughson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Hughson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Hughson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hughson 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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