On the Scottish west coast, the Husan family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the "son of little Hugh."
Early Origins of the Husan family
The surname Husan 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 Husan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Husan research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1774 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Husan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Husan Spelling Variations
In various documents Husan has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations
. Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.
Early Notables of the Husan 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... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Husan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Husan family to Ireland
Some of the Husan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Husan family to the New World and Oceana
Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence
. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan
societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Hewison who settled in Georgia in 1775.