Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a hewer, an occupational name for a cutter of wood or stone. The surname Hugher is derived from the Old English word heawan, which means to hew or cut. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early Origins of the Hugher family
Hampshire at Winton where Alwinus Heuere was the first record of the family in 1066. Hugh le Hewer was later listed in the Assize Rolls of Essex in 1255. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) A few years later, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Benedist le Huwere in Cambridgeshire and Walter le Howere in Kent. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Hugher family
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Hugher Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Hugher has appeared include Hewer, Hewar and others.
Early Notables of the Hugher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hugher family to Ireland
Some of the Hugher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hugher family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hugher arrived in North America very early: Richard Hewer landed in Philadelphia in 1634; Peter Hewer arrived in 1776; and in 1783 August Hewer purchased lands in Nova Scotia.
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