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The ancestors of the bearers of the Hugh surname were Welsh Brythonic- Celts. However, their name came to Britain with the Norman invasion; Hugh is derived from the Old French personal name Hughe, also spelled Hue. This name was made popular by the exploits of several saints including: St. Hugh of Lincoln (1140-1200), who was born in Burgundy, France and established the first Carthusian monastery in England; as well as St. Hugh of Cluny (1024-1109).

Hugh Early Origins



The surname Hugh was first found in Carmarthenshire (Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin), located in Southwest Wales, one of thirteen historic counties and presently one of the principal area in Wales, 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.

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Hugh Spelling Variations


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Hugh Spelling Variations



Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Hugh has occasionally been spelled Hughes, Hugh, Hews, Hughs, Hues, Huse and others.

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Hugh Early History


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Hugh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hugh research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1038, 1553, 1632, 1603, 1667, 1604, 1664, 1654, 1659, 1645, 1719, 1677 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Hugh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hugh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hugh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Robert Hues (15531632), an English mathematician and geographer; George Hughes (1603-1667), an English Puritan clergyman and writer; Thomas Hughes (1604-1664), a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1654 and 1659; Margaret Hughes ( c. 1645-1719), also known as...

Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hugh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hugh In Ireland


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Hugh In Ireland



Some of the Hugh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Hugh

Hugh Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mabby Hugh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Mably Hugh, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • John Hugh, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1684
  • David Hugh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1693
  • Robert Hugh, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1693

Hugh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Hugh, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Rudulph Hugh, aged 25, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736

Hugh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Simeon Hugh, aged 26, landed in New Jersey in 1812
  • Michael Hugh, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1812
  • John M Hugh, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1843
  • Martha Hugh, aged 16, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Austin Hugh, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1876

Hugh Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Nicholas Hugh U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hugh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Hugh a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Thomas Hugh arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847

Hugh Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Hugh arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hugh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hugh (post 1700)



  • Lloyd N. Hugh, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1946
  • Edward Hugh (1948-2015), Welsh economist

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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: Kymmer-yn Lydeirnon
Motto Translation: Name of the lordship of the family.


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See Also


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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
  6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
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The Hugh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hugh 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.

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