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.
Early Origins of the Huish family
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.
Early History of the Huish family
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Huish Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Huish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huish family to the New World and Oceana
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
Huish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Huish Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Huish Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Huish (post 1700)
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