Hoghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The founding heritage of the Hoghan family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Hoghan comes from when one of the family worked as a person who worked as a servant for Hugh.

Early Origins of the Hoghan family

The surname Hoghan was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Hoghan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoghan research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1653, 1664, 1724 and 1777 are included under the topic Early Hoghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoghan Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hoghan has been spelled many different ways, including Homan, Homans, Howman, Hoeman, Hownam and others.

Early Notables of the Hoghan family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hoghan family to Ireland

Some of the Hoghan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoghan migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hoghans to arrive in North America:

Hoghan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Hoghan, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [1]

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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