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The origins of the Welsh name Huish go back to the ancient Celtic culture that existed in the hills and Moors of Wales. The forbears that initially held the name Huish once lived in one of the various places named Huish in the English counties of Devon, Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire. The surname Huish belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Huish Early Origins



The surname Huish was first found in Somerset, 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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Huish Spelling Variations


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Huish Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. As a result, people could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Huish name over the years has been spelled Huish, Huysh, Hewish, Hywis, Huyse, Huyish and many more.

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Huish Early History


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Huish Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huish research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1120 is included under the topic Early Huish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Huish Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Huish Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Huish 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



The Welsh began to emigrate to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s in search of land, work, and freedom. Those that arrived helped shape the industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. The records regarding immigration and passenger show a number of people bearing the name Huish:

Huish Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Huish who settled in Nevis in 1654

Huish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Hyde Huish, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860
  • Mrs. S.W. Huish, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1895

Huish Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederick Henry Huish, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1903
  • Frederick Huish, aged 20, who settled in America from Streit, England, in 1907
  • Emma M. Huish, aged 27, who landed in America from Newton-Ce-Willon, England, in 1910
  • Frank Huish, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Newton-Ce-Willon, England, in 1910
  • Mary Ellen Huish, aged 23, who landed in America from North Shields, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Huish Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Huish, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Huish (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Huish (post 1700)



  • Justin Huish (b. 1975), American two-time gold medalist Olympic archer at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Marcus Bourne Huish (1843-1921), English barrister, writer and art dealer
  • Robert Huish (1777-1850), English author of history books and novels
  • Orson Pratt Huish (1851-1932), Latter Day Saint hymnwriter
  • David Huish (b. 1944), Scottish professional golfer
  • Captain Mark Huish (1808-1867), English railway manager
  • Frederick Henry Huish (1869-1957), English cricketer
  • Richard Huish, English founder of Richard Huish College, Somerset

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    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    11. ...

    The Huish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Huish 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 20 May 2015 at 22:12.

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