The ancestors of the Hooson family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. Their surname comes from the "son of little Hugh."
Early Origins of the Hooson family
The surname Hooson was 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.
Early History of the Hooson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hooson research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1774 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Hooson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hooson Spelling Variations
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, Hooson has been spelled Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.
Early Notables of the Hooson family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the 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... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hooson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hooson family to Ireland
Some of the Hooson 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 and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hooson 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 Hooson were among those contributors: William Hewison who settled in Georgia in 1775.