Hughison comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides
islands. The name comes from the "son of little Hugh."
Early Origins of the Hughison family
The surname Hughison 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 Hughison family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hughison research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1774 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Hughison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hughison Spelling Variations
The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations
, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Hughison has appeared as Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.
Early Notables of the Hughison 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 Hughison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hughison family to Ireland
Some of the Hughison 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 Hughison family to the New World and Oceana
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence
many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan
societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hughison or a variant listed above: William Hewison who settled in Georgia in 1775.