Hugh Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Hugo, Huff, Haugh, Hug, Hough, High, Rush, Huger, Huch, Duch

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Hugh Family Origin

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Hugh Family Occupations

What did your Hugh ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hugh occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 14% of Hugh's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Hugh family was Agricultural Labourer. Coal Miner, Fisherman and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hugh.

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  • Coal Miner

    14%
  • Fisherman

    14%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hugh ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hugh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Hugh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hugh census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Hugh. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Hugh. For the veterans among your Hugh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hugh Life Expectancy

What is the average Hugh lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hugh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Hugh in 1955 was 40, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hugh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hugh ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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