The surname Hughie originally appeared in Gaelic as "O hEochaidh" or "Mac Eochaidh," derived from an Irish personal name
"Eachaidh," meaning a "horseman."
Early Origins of the Hughie family
The surname Hughie was first found in Tipperary
(Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland
, in the province of Munster
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times at Ballymackeogh, and were descended from the MacKeoghs who in turn were descended from their eponymous ancestor Eochaidh O'Kelly one of the ancient Kings of Ui Maine.
Early History of the Hughie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hughie research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1653, 1725, 1798, 1828, 1893, 1534, 1653, 1725 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Hughie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hughie Spelling Variations
Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland
was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations
revealed in the search for the origins of the Hughie family name include Hoey, O'Hoey, Hoy, Hue, Kehoe, Keogh, MacKeogh and many more.
Early Notables of the Hughie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hughie family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hughie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Lydia Hughie, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Daniel O'Connell" in 1834