islands and the west coast of Scotland
are the ancestral home of the Hugheson family. Their name comes from the "son of little Hugh."
Early Origins of the Hugheson family
The surname Hugheson was first found in Argyllshire
(Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, on the Isle of Bute, from ancient times where they were descended from the MacDonalds of Sleat.
Early History of the Hugheson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hugheson research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1774 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Hugheson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hugheson Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations
. Hugheson has been written as Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.
Early Notables of the Hugheson family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
from early times was Reverend King Hewison; William Hewson (1739-1774) was an 18th Century surgeon, anatomist and physiologist who has sometimes been referred to as... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hugheson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hugheson family to Ireland
Some of the Hugheson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hugheson family to the New World and Oceana
Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence
as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan
societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hugheson or a variant listed above: William Hewison who settled in Georgia in 1775.