The surname Aphughes 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.
Early Origins of the Aphughes family
The surname Aphughes was first found in Languedoc
, where the family has held a family seat
since very early times.
Early History of the Aphughes family
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Aphughes Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Aphughes is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Hugues, de Hugues, Hughues, Hougues, Houghues, Ugues, Huggues and many more.
Early Notables of the Aphughes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aphughes family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 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. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. 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 Aphughes were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Aphughes were John Hugues, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1797; John Hughes, who settled in America in 1654-1663; Lewes Hughes, who came to Barbados in 1654-1661; Margery Hughes, who settled in Nevis in 1663-1679.
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