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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


Similar surnames: Hughen, Hugh, Hughs, Hughley, Hugus, Huguet, Hughey, Huger, Highley

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Hughes Family Origin

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Hughes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Hughes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Hughes's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hughes. A less common occupation for the Hughes family was Farming.

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Hughes Historical Records

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Hughes Life Expectancy

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