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The surname Hug is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of Medieval France to a region once known as Britanny. It is a name for a the Germanic personal name Hugo, which itself comes from the Old German word hug, which means intelligence.

Hug Early Origins



The surname Hug was first found in Languedoc, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.

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Hug Spelling Variations


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Hug Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Hugues, de Hugues, Hughues, Hougues, Houghues, Ugues, Huggues and many more.

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Hug Early History


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Hug Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hug research. Another 276 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1612, and 1695 are included under the topic Early Hug History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hug Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hug Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hug Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North Ameri ca. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Hug has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Hug were

Hug Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Susanna Hug, who landed in Carolina in 1734
  • Heinrich Hug, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Peter Hug, who landed in Carolina in 1742
  • Johannes Hug, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Rudolf Hug, who arrived with his children, Margreth and Hieronymus in America in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hug Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Gottlieb Hug, aged 32, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1831
  • Louis Hug, who landed in Arkansas in 1890
  • Lewis Hug, who arrived in Arkansas in 1895

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hug (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hug (post 1700)



  • Ronald Hug, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 2004

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Hug Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hug Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hug Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 24 September 2016 at 22:24.

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