Haug History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Haug surname were Welsh Brythonic- Celts. However, their name came to Britain with the Norman invasion; Haug is derived from the Old French personal name Hughe, also spelled Hue. This name was made popular by the exploits of several saints including: St. Hugh of Lincoln (1140-1200), who was born in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne) and established the first Carthusian monastery in England; as well as St. Hugh of Cluny (1024-1109).

Hugh (d. 1094), called of Grantmesnil, or Grentemaisnil, was Baron and Sheriff of Leicestershire, son of Robert of Grantmesnil, in the arrondissement of Lisieux. [1]

Hugh (d. 1098), called of Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury and Arundel, second son of Roger of Montgomery, held during his father's lifetime the manor of Worfield in Shropshire. [1]

Early Origins of the Haug family

The surname Haug was first found in Carmarthenshire (Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin), located in Southwest Wales, one of thirteen historic counties and presently one of the principal area in Wales

Early rolls provide us a glimpse of the spelling variations used at that time. By example, Hugo was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086; Willelmus filius Hugonis was found in Wiltshire in 1084 and Reginaldus le fiz Hugonis was in the Pipe Rolls of Leicestershire from 1195. [2]

Early History of the Haug family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haug research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1038, 1518, 1613, 1545, 1553, 1632, 1603, 1667, 1604, 1664, 1654, 1659, 1645, 1719, 1677, 1720 and are included under the topic Early Haug History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haug Spelling Variations

Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Haug has seen various spelling variations: Hughes, Hugh, Hews, Hughs, Hues, Huse and others.

Early Notables of the Haug family (pre 1700)

Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Owen ap Hugh (1518-1613), of Bodeon, near Llangadwaladr, Anglesey, a Welsh politician, Member of the Parliament for Newborough in 1545; Robert Hues (1553-1632), an English mathematician and geographer; George Hughes (1603-1667), an English Puritan clergyman and writer; Thomas Hughes (1604-1664), a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1654...
Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haug Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Haug family to Ireland

Some of the Haug family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 84 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Haug migration to the United States +

The Welsh migration to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed greatly to its rapid development. These migrants were in search of land, work, and freedom. Those Welsh families that survived the long ocean journey were critical to the development of new industries and factories, and to the quick settlement of land. They also added to an ever-growing rich cultural heritage. A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Haug:

Haug Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Haug, who arrived in New York, NY in 1709 [3]
  • Margretha Haug, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [3]
  • Plaichard Haug, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [3]
  • Rudolph Haug, who arrived in America in 1736 [3]
  • Jurigen Haug, aged 28, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Haug Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ferdinand Haug, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806 [3]
  • Adam Haug, who settled in North America in 1833
  • Amelia Haug, who arrived in Baltimore in 1833
  • Ingel Haug, who landed in Texas in 1848 [3]
  • Michel Haug, aged 44, who landed in New York in 1849 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Haug Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Haus John Haug, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1907 [3]
  • Nels Johnson Haug, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1909 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Haug (post 1700) +

  • L. A. Haug, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1940 [4]
  • James Robert Haug, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Columbia, Pennsylvania, 2001, 2009 [4]
  • Edmund Haug, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1888 [4]
  • Alfred Haug, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 5th District, 1935-36 [4]
  • Birger Haug (1908-1981), Norwegian high jumper at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Sverre Haug (1907-1943), Norwegian resistance member and pilot during World War II
  • Anne Haug (b. 1983), professional German triathlete
  • Jutta Dorothea Haug (b. 1951), German politician and Member of the European Parliament
  • Martin Haug (1827-1876), German orientalist
  • Hans Haug (1900-1967), Swiss composer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Haug Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Kymmer-yn Lydeirnon
Motto Translation: Name of the lordship of the family.

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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