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

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  • Coal Miner

    14%
  • Fisherman

    14%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

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

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Between 1955 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hugh

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