The name Hugill has a long Anglo-Saxon
heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Howgill or Hugill. Howgill is in Sedburgh, in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. Hugill is in Westmorland
(now part of Cumbria). The names have a common origin, however. They are based on the Old Norse word haugrgeil,
which means "barrow (hill) in a ravine."
Early Origins of the Hugill family
The surname Hugill was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hugill family
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Hugill Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hugill have been found, including Hewgill, Hugill, Hugil and others.
Early Notables of the Hugill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hugill family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hugill, or a variant listed above:
Hugill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Hugill, who landed in Iowa in 1882 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Hugill (post 1700)
- Stan Hugill (1906-1992), English folk music performer, artist and sea music historian
- Andrew Hugill (b. 1957), British composer, performer, writer, professor and researcher
- Glenn Hugill (b. 1970), British television presenter and producer
- John William Hugill (1881-1971), October 3, 1881 – January 13, 1971 was a Canadian lawyer and politician