Last Name HUGHES


Meaning The son of Hugh. It would be impossible to overrate the influence og Hugh on ENglish nomenclature. It had pet and diminutive forms of every guise, as in Hewett and Howitt, Hewlett and Howlett, Hewling and Howling, Huggin and Huckin, Houchin and Howchin, Hutchins and Hutchinson, and manu others. Hugh had an early start, for it is found in considerable strength in Domesday. St. Hugh of Cluny, St. HUgh Bishop of Lincoln, above all, the infant martyr, St. Hugh of Lincolnm said to have been crucified about 1250, all gave impetus to the use of it. It became popular in Wales, and Hughes and Pugh (ap-Hugh) were the result.
The son of Hugh. Aventinus derives Hugh from 'Hougen,' that is, slasher or cutter. Alfred, in the year 900, used Hugh to denote comfort. Hugh in the Gaelic, is 'Aoidh,' which signifies affability, a guest, a stranger. 'Hu' suggests the idea of elevation; 'Ho,' 'Hu,' highness.
Origin English, Irish, Jewish, Dutch, Native American, Celtic, Falkland, Maori, Belgian, South african, Guam

Rank 83 (2000 US census) 88 (1990 US census)
Count 229,390 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 80.6%, or 184888 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 15.45%, or 35441 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.39%, or 895 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.52%, or 1193 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.46%, or 3349 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.58%, or 3624 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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