Huson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Huson is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland. It is derived from the "son of little Hugh."

Early Origins of the Huson family

The surname Huson 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 Huson family

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

Huson Spelling Variations

Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Huson has been spelled Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.

Early Notables of the Huson 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 Huson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Huson family to Ireland

Some of the Huson 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 Huson migration to the United States +

The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Huson arrived in North America very early:

Huson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Huson, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • Elizabeth Huson, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [1]
  • John Huson, who landed in Virginia in 1639 [1]
  • Benjamin Huson, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [1]
Huson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francis Huson, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [1]
  • Christopher Huson, who arrived in New Jersey in 1762 [1]

Canada Huson migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Huson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Caleb Huson U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
Huson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • George Huson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1837
  • Catherine Wallace Huson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1845

Australia Huson migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Huson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Huson, English convict who was convicted in Liverpool, Merseyside, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Canton" on 20th September 1839, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Huson (post 1700) +

  • Jeffrey "Jeff" Kent Huson (b. 1964), American former Major League Baseball player who played from 1988 through 2000
  • Dave Huson (b. 1951), retired Channel Island footballer from Jersey
  • Paul Huson (b. 1942), British-born author in the United States, member of the Authors Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences


  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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/canton


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