McHughes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname McHughes in Ireland have evolved from the Gaelic Mac Aodha, which means son of Aodh or son of Hugh.

Early Origins of the McHughes family

The surname McHughes was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the McHughes family

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McHughes Spelling Variations

Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name McHughes dating from that time include McHugh, MacHugh, McCue, MacCue, MacKew, McKew and others.

Early Notables of the McHughes family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the McHughes family

Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name McHughes: Elizabeth McKew, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1767; Charles McKew who settled in Turks Gut (now Marysvale), Newfoundland in 1871; Andrew McKew, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866.

USS Arizona
  • Mr. John Breckenridge Mchughes, American Chief Water Tender Assigned from Washington, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [1]

  1. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook
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