Hueson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the Hueson family. Their name comes from the "son of little Hugh."

Early Origins of the Hueson family

The surname Hueson 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 Hueson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hueson research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1613, 1648, 1680, 1739, 1774 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Hueson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hueson Spelling Variations

The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations of the same name. Hueson has been recorded as Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.

Early Notables of the Hueson 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 the...
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hueson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Hueson family to Ireland

Some of the Hueson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hueson migration to the United States +

Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hueson, or a variant listed above:

Hueson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Hueson, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [1]


  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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