On the Scottish west coast, the Heweson family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the "son of little Hugh."
Early Origins of the Heweson family
The surname Heweson 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 Heweson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heweson research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1774 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Heweson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Heweson Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations
appear in records of early Scottish names. Heweson has appeared as Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.
Early Notables of the Heweson 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 Heweson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Heweson family to Ireland
Some of the Heweson 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 Heweson family to the New World and Oceana
These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence
was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Heweson were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: William Hewison who settled in Georgia in 1775.