In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides
islands, the ancestors of the Uson family were born. Their name comes from the "son of little Hugh."
Early Origins of the Uson family
The surname Uson 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.
Early History of the Uson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Uson research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1774 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Uson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Uson Spelling Variations
are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland
. Uson has been spelled Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.
Early Notables of the Uson family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
from early times was Reverend King Hewison; William Hewson (1739-1774) was an 18th Century surgeon, anatomist and physiologist who has sometimes been referred to as... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Uson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Uson family to Ireland
Some of the Uson 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 and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Uson family to the New World and Oceana
Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence
, many Scots who remained loyal to England
re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan
societies and highland games sprang up across North America. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Usons to arrive on North American shores: William Hewison who settled in Georgia in 1775.