Last name: Hughes

This interesting name derives from the Olde French personal name Hu(gh)e introduced by the Normans after 1066. This name is in origin a short form of any of the various Germanic compound names with the first element "hug" heart or mind. e.g., a popular given name among the Normans in Britain partly due to the fame of St. Hugh of Lincoln (1140 - 1200), who was born in Burgundy and who established the first Carthusian and Scottish Monastery in England. In Ireland and Scotland the name became "Aodh", "Eoghann". In Wales and other Celtic areas, the name derives from the Old Celtic Hu or Huw, meaning "fire" or "inspiration". Early recordings of the surname include; Anne, daughter of Maurice Hughes, who was christened on October 9th 1586, at St. James, Clerkenwell, London; on October 12th 1670, Stephen Hughes married Cattrin Daniell, in Swansea, Glamorgan; and Dorothy, daughter of Thomas Hughes, was christened on June 14th 1687, at St. Thomas, Swansea, Glamorgan. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas Hughes, which was dated 1327, Pipe Rolls of Somerset, during the reign of King Edward 111, "The Father of the Navy", 1327 - 1377. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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James Hughes

I'm a Virginia hughes, specifically Lancaster, VA. My family has been in the area since at least the colonial era. My uncle told me our last name had been O'Hugh, but I have nothing to corroborate that.

Monique Hughes
My name is monique Hughes don't know much about my family my father was Duane Robert Hughes who passed away in San Angelo tx in 1984 I need more info email monique_050184@yahoo.com

Christine Hughes

MY mum and dad are called Hughes and they came from south wales

Marie Crossley (Hughes).
My Great Grandmother was born in Galway about 1851 moving to Bolton England and had 4 children named John ( b1873), Sarah Ann (b1875), Martha (b1877),and Marg? (b1879) does anyone have any information on this family.

Stacey Hughes Sistrunk
My maiden name is Hughes. I am from south Mississippi - USA. We have information that our relatives came to Mississippi from the Carolinas in the 1800's but do not have any information futher back. Any ancestorial information about the Hughes families of North/South Carolina and Virginia would be appreciated.

Sonia Hughes

My surname is Hughes and I come from glasgow, in scotland.

Lynn West
My maiden name was Hughes and our family originated from Birchington, Kent. I've managed to trace them back to the late 1600's and they've always lived in the same area.
Perhaps our Hughes line arrived here in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings.
Sadly my father passed away in 2012 and was the last male in the family so the name finished with him. I haven't found anymore relatives but there's a good chance there may be some distant cousins somewhere.

my name is marty e hughes
been trying to track down my famly tree by the hughes name i can only get as far back as the 1800s most of my famly are from the reliegh area of north carolina any one with any info that mighthelp me please let me know thank you

John Hughes
I was told our paternal family was from Ireland, but when St. Patrick ran the snakes out of Ireland our family had to go and they wound up in Wales! I'm hoping to be able to research my ancestry and make a trip to Ireland, UK and Scotland. Proud of my lineage!

daniel hughes
Glad to be a hughes

hughes

Trying to find ancestor john hughes (born in Wales) who stowed on a boat to the America's. He later became a sea captain and sailed between Liverpool, England and Baltimore, Maryland. His son John W Hughes was born on October 1750 and married Rebecca Taylor of Orange County VA in 1770. Any help would appreciated.

Sonia Hughes
I come from Scotland, as far as I know almost all my family do apart from one of my brothers and one of my sisters, Proud of being a Scot and Proud of being a Hughes!