The many centuries old Dalriadan-Scottish name Howstoun comes from the "son of little Hugh."
Early Origins of the Howstoun family
The surname Howstoun 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 Howstoun family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Howstoun research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1774 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Howstoun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Howstoun Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. Howstoun has been spelled Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.
Early Notables of the Howstoun 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 Howstoun Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Howstoun family to Ireland
Some of the Howstoun 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 Howstoun family to the New World and Oceana
Many who arrived from Scotland
settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many settlers who remained loyal to England
went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Howstoun family emigrate to North America: William Hewison who settled in Georgia in 1775.