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 word hog-garth.

Early Origins of the Huger family

The surname Huger was first found in Westmorland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Huger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huger research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1764 and 1734 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)

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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 [1]
  • Daniel Huger, who landed in South Carolina in 1685 [1]
Huger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christoph Huger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
  • Johannes Huger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
  • John Christ Huger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Huger (post 1700)

  • John Huger (1738-1804), American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate, 1787-90 [2]
  • Daniel Elliott Huger (1779-1854), American politician, Member of South Carolina State Legislature; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1843-47 [2]
  • 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 [2]
  • Benjamin F. Huger, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Charleston, South Carolina, 1885-87 [2]
  • Benjamin Huger (1768-1823), American politician, Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1799-1805, 1815-17; Member of South Carolina State Senate, 1818-23 [2]
  • Alfred Huger (1788-1872), American Democrat politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate, 1818-33; Postmaster at Charleston, South Carolina, 1834-67 [2]
  • Huger Sinkler, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1916, 1936 [3]

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