Hush History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Hush family

The surname Hush 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.

Important Dates for the Hush family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hush research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1120 is included under the topic Early Hush History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hush Spelling Variations

Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Hush have included Huish, Huysh, Hewish, Hywis, Huyse, Huyish and many more.

Early Notables of the Hush family (pre 1700)

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

Hush migration to the United States

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 Hush:

Hush Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Hush, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]

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Citations

  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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