Hebrides islands. It comes from the "son of little Hugh."
Early Origins of the Hoeson 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 Hoeson family
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Hoeson Spelling Variations
Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Hoeson has been spelled Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.
Early Notables of the Hoeson 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 Hoeson family to Ireland
Some of the Hoeson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hoeson family to the New World and Oceana
Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hoesons to arrive in North America: William Hewison who settled in Georgia in 1775.
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