The Ussin family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides
islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland
. The name Ussin is derived from the "son of little Hugh."
Early Origins of the Ussin family
The surname Ussin 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 Ussin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ussin research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1774 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Ussin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ussin Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations
. Ussin has been written as Hewison, Heweson, Howeson, Howeston, Howstoun, Huison and many more.
Early Notables of the Ussin 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 Ussin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ussin family to Ireland
Some of the Ussin 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 Ussin family to the New World and Oceana
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan
societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Ussin or a variant listed above include: William Hewison who settled in Georgia in 1775.