Hewston is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland
. It is derived from the medieval Scottish given name Hugh.
Hewston is a patronymic
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. In general, patronyms were derived from either the first name of the father of the bearer, or from the names of famous religious and secular figures. By and large, surnames descending from one's father's name were the most common. The surname also came from the place called Houston, near Glasgow. In Old English, the name Houston, meant the settlement belonging to Hugh.
Early Origins of the Hewston family
The surname Hewston was first found in Renfrewshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland
, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew
, East Renfrewshire
, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they were descended from a Scottish knight, Hugh de Paduinan, who in 1165 founded the town of Houston in that shire.
Early History of the Hewston family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hewston research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1415, 1415, 1525, 1527, 1662, 1696 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Hewston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hewston Spelling Variations
Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. In various documents Hewston has been spelled Houston, Houstown, Huston, Hueston, Hughston, Hughstone, Houstone, Houstowne, Houstoun, Huestoun, Huestown, Huestowne, Hughstoun, Hughstown, Hughstowne, MacHouston, MacHuston, MacCuiston, McCuiston and many more.
Early Notables of the Hewston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hewston family to Ireland
Some of the Hewston family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 79 words (6 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 Hewston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hewston Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Joshua Hewston U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
Contemporary Notables of the name Hewston (post 1700)
- George Hewston (1826-1891), American politician, Mayor of San Francisco, California, 1875 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html