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Hugh Family History

Hugh Name Meaning
English: from the Old French personal name Hu(gh)e, introduced to Britain by the Normans. This is in origin a short form of any of the various Germanic compound names with the first element hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’. Compare, for example, Howard 1, Hubble, and Hubert. It was a popular personal name among the Normans in England, partly due to the fame of St. Hugh of Lincoln (1140–1200), who was born in Burgundy and who established the first Carthusian monastery in England.In Ireland and Scotland this name has been widely used as an equivalent of Celtic Aodh ‘fire’, the source of many Irish surnames (see for example McCoy).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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129,984 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,503 Military Records
14,574 Immigration Records
81,628 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Hugh Families

  • Number of Hugh families
     52 - 102
     18 - 51
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hugh families
     72 - 142
     25 - 71
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hugh families
     42 - 81
     15 - 41
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hugh Family Origin

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Hugh Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hugh

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Hugh Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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