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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."

Hugill Early Origins



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.

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Hugill Spelling Variations


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Hugill Spelling Variations



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.

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Hugill Early History


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Hugill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hugill research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hugill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hugill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hugill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hugill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hugill (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Hugill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hugill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 October 2014 at 09:49.

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