This unusual name is recorded under a variety of spellings as shown below, the question is which is the correct or original form. The name is locational and derives from Hugh's (personal name) and "Berri" - the early French for a castle or at least a fortified position. "Hugh or Hue" was a name popular with the Norman Invaders of 1066 and for succeeding three centuries. However we have not been able to positively identify a "lost" village or castle called Hughburg. Hew bury, or even Ewebury, but it was probably in the Midlands area.Examples of the name recording include Jane Huberg of Kidderminster, Worcestershire. On January 22nd 1789, Charlotte Hubery of Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire who married Edward Prichard in 1795, and Thomas Evesberry, christened at Kings Bromley, Staffordshire on June 2nd 1824. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Francis Hewbury, which was dated March 16th 1731, christened at Christ Church Stepney, London, during the reign of King George 11, "The Last Soldier Monarch", 1727 - 1766. 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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