The ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland
spawned the name Hughiston. It is derived from the "son of little Hugh."
Early Origins of the Hughiston family
The surname Hughiston 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 Hughiston family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hughiston research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1774 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Hughiston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hughiston Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations
appear in records of early Scottish names. Hughiston has appeared as Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.
Early Notables of the Hughiston 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 Hughiston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hughiston family to Ireland
Some of the Hughiston 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 Hughiston family to the New World and Oceana
Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence
broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Hughiston were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown: William Hewison who settled in Georgia in 1775.