England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Norman given name Hugh. It is a baptismal name which means the son of Hugh. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Huggett family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Huggett family
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Huggett Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Huggett family name include Huggett, Huggetts, Hugget and others.
Early Notables of the Huggett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huggett family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Huggett family to immigrate North America:
Huggett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Huggett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Huggett (post 1700)
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