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Hughes Family History

Hughes Name Meaning
English (also common in Wales): patronymic from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Hugh.Welsh: variant of Howells.Irish and Scottish: variant Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Aodha (see McCoy).

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

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Name Distribution of Hughes Families

  • Number of Hughes families
     1,574 - 3,145
     525 - 1,573
     1 - 524
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hughes families
     6,761 - 13,519
     2,254 - 6,760
     1 - 2,253
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hughes families
     962 - 1,921
     321 - 961
     1 - 320
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hughes Family Origin

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Hughes Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hughes

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Hughes Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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