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Huston Surname History



The Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the Huston family. Their name comes from the medieval Scottish given name Hugh. Huston is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. In general, patronyms were derived from either the first name of the father of the bearer, or from the names of famous religious and secular figures. By and large, surnames descending from one's father's name were the most common. The surname also came from the place called Houston, near Glasgow. In Old English, the name Houston, meant the settlement belonging to Hugh.


Early Origins of the Huston family


The surname Huston was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they were descended from a Scottish knight, Hugh de Paduinan, who in 1165 founded the town of Houston in that shire.

Early History of the Huston family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huston research.
Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1415, 1415, 1525, 1527, 1662, 1696, 1688, 1730 and are included under the topic Early Huston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huston Spelling Variations


Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. Huston has been written as Houston, Houstown, Huston, Hueston, Hughston, Hughstone, Houstone, Houstowne, Houstoun, Huestoun, Huestown, Huestowne, Hughstoun, Hughstown, Hughstowne, MacHouston, MacHuston, MacCuiston, McCuiston and many more.

Early Notables of the Huston family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Ludovick (or Louis) Houstoun of that Ilk (d.1662); Sir Patrick Houstoun of that Ilk, 1st Baronet, (d.1696); Sir John Houstoun of that Ilk, 2nd...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Huston family to Ireland


Some of the Huston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Huston family to the New World and Oceana


Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Huston or a variant listed above:

Huston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Huston, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • John Huston, who settled in Virginia in in 1656

Huston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Huston, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Archibald Huston, who landed in New York, NY in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • George Huston, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hugh Huston, aged 19, who arrived in Tennessee in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Huston, aged 21, who landed in Tennessee in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Huston Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Huston, aged 50, who landed in Quebec in 1834
  • John Huston, aged 25, who arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Robert Huston, aged 19, who landed in Quebec in 1834

Huston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Anne Huston, aged 25, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

Contemporary Notables of the name Huston (post 1700)


  • Tillinghast L'Hommedieu "Cap" Huston (1867-1938), American co-owner of the Major League Baseball team that became the New York Yankees (1915-1922)
  • Roger Huston (b. 1942), known as "The Voice", American harness race announcer who has announced over 167,000 races
  • Perdita Constance Huston (1936-2001), American journalist and women's rights activist, inspiration for the Perdita Huston Human Rights Award
  • Martin W. "Marty" Huston (1941-2001), American actor of television and stage
  • John Huston (b. 1976), American polar explorer, motivational speaker and wilderness guide who completed the first successful unsupported American expedition to the North Pole
  • Daniel Sallis "Danny" Huston (b. 1962), American actor, writer and director
  • Charlie Huston, American author of crime novels and superhero comic books
  • Walter Huston (1885-1950), Canadian-born, American Academy Award-winning actor, father of actor and director John Huston
  • John Huston (b. 1961), American PGA professional golfer
  • Anjelica Huston (b. 1951), American Academy Award-winning actress
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Huston family



RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Nellie Huston, English 2nd Class passenger from Wallasey, Cheshire, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Suggested Readings for the name Huston


  • The Descendants of James Huston. With Related Families of the Berard Johnson, Trowbridge, Rugg, Case, Brigham, Fiske, Newton, and McKitrick by Edith H. Hurlbutt.
  • The History of John Huston From North Carolina to Alabama, His Huson/Huston/Houston Descendants, and the Allied Pioneer Families of Clepper, Robinson, Deen and Gilmore by Margarette Hall Wood.

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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