Huis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Huis is the "son of little Hugh."

Early Origins of the Huis family

The surname Huis 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 Huis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huis research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1613, 1648, 1680, 1739, 1774 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Huis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huis Spelling Variations

Historical recordings of the name Huis include many spelling variations. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.

Early Notables of the Huis 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 the...
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Huis family to Ireland

Some of the Huis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Huis migration to the United States +

Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Huis, or a variant listed above:

Huis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • George Huis, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [1]


  1. ^ 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)


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