Hueston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the Hueston family were born. Their name comes from the medieval Scottish given name Hugh. Hueston is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. In general, patronyms were derived from either the first name of the father of the bearer, or from the names of famous religious and secular figures. By and large, surnames descending from one's father's name were the most common. The surname also came from the place called Houston, near Glasgow. In Old English, the name Houston, meant the settlement belonging to Hugh.

Early Origins of the Hueston family

The surname Hueston was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they were descended from a Scottish knight, Hugh de Paduinan, who in 1165 founded the town of Houston in that shire.

Important Dates for the Hueston family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hueston research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1415, 1415, 1525, 1527, 1662, 1696, 1688, 1730 and are included under the topic Early Hueston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hueston 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. Hueston has been spelled Houston, Houstown, Huston, Hueston, Hughston, Hughstone, Houstone, Houstowne, Houstoun, Huestoun, Huestown, Huestowne, Hughstoun, Hughstown, Hughstowne, MacHouston, MacHuston, MacCuiston, McCuiston and many more.

Early Notables of the Hueston family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Ludovick (or Louis) Houstoun of that Ilk (d.1662); Sir Patrick Houstoun of that Ilk, 1st Baronet, (d.1696); Sir John Houstoun of that Ilk, 2nd...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hueston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hueston family to Ireland

Some of the Hueston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hueston migration to the United States

Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North America. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Huestons to arrive on North American shores:

Hueston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Hueston, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1802 [1]
  • S A Hueston, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • James Hueston, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Patrick Hueston, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1855 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hueston (post 1700)

  • W. C. Hueston, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1916 [2]
  • Howard A. Hueston, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Sherman; Elected 1946; Elected unopposed 1948 [2]

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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