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The age-old Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the Hewson family. Their name comes from the "son of little Hugh."
Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Hewson has been spelled Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hewson research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1774 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Hewson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hewson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hewson 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.
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 Hewsons to arrive on North American shores:
Hewson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Hewson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Hewson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Hewson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Hewson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Hewson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hewson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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