Huger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Huger. It was a name given to someone who was a keeper of cattle and pigs. The surname Huger originally derived from the Old English words "hogg" + "hierde." [1]

Early Origins of the Huger family

The surname Huger was first found in Northumberland where William Hoggehird was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1279. A few years later, Richard le Hoghird was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Yorkshire in 1327 and much later, John Hoggard was listed in Yorkshire in 1461. [2]

Willelmus Hoghyrd was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [1]

Early History of the Huger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huger research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1509, 1640, 1627, 1765, 1557, 1697, 1764, 1734, 1880, 1697, 1697, 1699 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Huger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Huger have been found, including Hogarth, Hoggart, Hoggarth, Hoggard, Hoggarde and others.

Early Notables of the Huger family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Miles Huggarde or Hoggarde ( fl. 1557), English poet and opponent "of the Reformation, is stated to have been a shoemaker or hosier in London, and the first writer for the Catholic cause who had not received a monastical or academical education." [3] William Hogarth (1697-1764), was a British artist, known for his satirical narrative paintings and engravings who inspired "The Engraving Copyright Act 1734."...
Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Huger migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Huger, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Huger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Huger, who arrived in Virginia in 1661 [4]
  • Daniel Huger, who landed in South Carolina in 1685 [4]
Huger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christoph Huger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 [4]
  • Johannes Huger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1766 [4]
  • John Christ Huger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Huger (post 1700) +

  • John Huger (1738-1804), American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate, 1787-90 [5]
  • Daniel Elliott Huger (1779-1854), American politician, Member of South Carolina State Legislature; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1843-47 [5]
  • Daniel Huger (1741-1799), American politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1778-80; U.S. Representative from South Carolina at-large, 1789-93 [5]
  • Benjamin F. Huger, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Charleston, South Carolina, 1885-87 [5]
  • Benjamin Huger (1768-1823), American politician, Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1799-1805, 1815-17; Member of South Carolina State Senate, 1818-23 [5]
  • Alfred Huger (1788-1872), American Democrat politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate, 1818-33; Postmaster at Charleston, South Carolina, 1834-67 [5]
  • Huger Sinkler, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1916, 1936 [6]


The Huger Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Candor dat viribus alas
Motto Translation: Truth gives wings to strength.


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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