Hebrides islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland. The name Hewiston is derived from the "son of little Hugh."
Early Origins of the Hewiston family
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 Hewiston family
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Hewiston Spelling Variations
spelling variations. In various documents Hewiston has been spelled Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.
Early Notables of the Hewiston family (pre 1700)
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...
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Migration of the Hewiston family to Ireland
Some of the Hewiston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hewiston family to the New World and Oceana
Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hewiston were among those contributors:
Hewiston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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