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Early Origins of the Huggant family

The surname Huggant was first found in Fife, where like its English counterpart, the name is a diminutive of "Hugh" as in "son of Hugh." 1 This is turn, translates in Latin to "Hugo." 2 Hugens was in the Domesday Book as a surname while Hugh, Hugo and Hugolin were personal names. 3

Taking a rather large step back in time over the centuries, we found Andrew Hugoun, latimus, recorded in 1519, and a few years later, Robert Huggou (perhaps a miscopying of Huggon) in Glasmount in 1540, and John Huggoun had sasine of lands of Neddyr Pitgrugny in 1545. 4

Early History of the Huggant family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huggant research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1521, 1540, 1555, 1559, 1571, 1586, 1600 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Huggant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huggant Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Huggins, Huggan, Hugan, Huckings, Huckins, Huggin and others.

Early Notables of the Huggant family

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Migration of the Huggant family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicholas Huggins settled in Virginia in 1635; Roger Huggins settled in New Jersey in 1678; George Huggins settled in North Carolina in 1701; Humphrey Huggins settled in New England in 1684..

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  2. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  4. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3) on Facebook