Recorded in over seventy spellings and found throughout Europe in forms including Hue, Hugh, Hugo, Hew, the Swisse Huge, the Bavarian Hugg and the French aphetic Gon, to the diminutives including Hugett, Huelin, Hugonneau, Gonnet, Gonout, Gonoude, and the Italian Ughini, this is a name of pre 7th century German origins. The name means "heart", and it is perhaps not surprising that given such a meaning the personal name was and remains highly popular. Both as a surname and a first name it was to be found in almost every European country by the 12th century. The surname may be the first of all hereditary recordings to be found in England. This was the country which first adopted both surnames and register recordings as we know them today. These early recordings include such examples as Richard Hue of the city of Worcester, in the year 1275, and John Hugh of the county of Sussex in 1296. In Germany in the year 1402, one Willi Hugo is recorded as being a burger of Ravensburg, whilst in London Racque Hugo, a French Huguenot, was a witness at Threadneedle Street French Church, on March 6th 1639. The first known recording of the family name is shown to be that of Rogerus Hugo. This was dated 1185, in the rolls of the Knight Templars of England during the reign of King Henry 11nd, 1154 - 1189. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop", often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Hugh — is a common English name:* Hugh (given name)Hugh may also refer to:Noblemen and clergyCypriot/Frankish/French* Hugh I, Count of Angoulême (c. 1183 [1] or c. 1195 – c. 1249) * Hugh II, Count of Angoulême (1221 – 1250) * Hugh III, Count of… …   Wikipedia

  • Hugh — [hjuː] ist ein Vorname und Familienname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Bekannte Namensträger 2.1 Vorname 2.2 Familienname …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hugh II — can refer to: *Hugh II, Duke of Burgundy *Hugh II of Cyprus (also Hugh II of Jerusalem) *Hugh II of Le Puiset *Hugh II, Count of Maine *Hugh II, Count of Blois *Hugh II, Count of Angoulême *Hugh II of Lusignan …   Wikipedia

  • Hugh I — can refer to: *Hugh I of Burgundy *Hugh I of Cyprus *Hugh I of France *Hugh I of Jerusalem *Hugh I of House …   Wikipedia

  • Hugh IV — may refer to:*Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy (1213 1271), a duke of Burgundy *Hugh IV of Cyprus (c.1295–1359), a King of Cyprus *Hugh IV of Lusignan (c.1026), the fourth lord of Lusignan …   Wikipedia

  • Hugh — m English: of Germanic origin, brought to Britain by the Normans. It is derived from the element hug heart, mind, spirit. Originally, the name was a short form of various compound names containing this element. Little Hugh of Lincoln was a child… …   First names dictionary

  • hugh — [ yg] interj. ÉTYM. 1851; exclam. américaine, prononcée [u] et adoptée graphiquement, mais non phonétiquement en français. ❖ ♦ Anglic. Cri de guerre des Indiens d Amérique (dans les récits populaires, les bandes dessinées, etc.). 0 Hugh ! fit le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hugh — masc. proper name, from O.N.Fr. Hugues, O.Fr. Hue, from a Frankish name meaning heart, mind, Cf. O.H.G. Hugi, related to hugu mind, soul, thought. Very popular after the Conquest (often in Latin form Hugo); the common form was Howe, the nickname… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hugh — [hyo͞o] n. a masculine name: var. Hugo …   English World dictionary

  • Hugh — /hyooh/ or, often, /yooh/, n. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning heart, mind. * * * (as used in expressions) Hector Hugh Munro Auden Wystan Hugh Chamberlen Hugh Gaitskell Hugh Todd Naylor Hefner Hugh Marston Hugh Capet Hugh of Saint… …   Universalium

  • Hugh — (as used in expressions) Auden, W(ystan) H(ugh) Chamberlen, Hugh Gaitskell, Hugh (Todd Naylor) Hefner, Hugh (Marston) Latimer, Hugh Lofting, Hugh (John) MacDiarmid, Hugh MacLennan, (John) Hugh McCulloch, Hugh H(ector) H(ugh) Munro Tyrone, Hugh O… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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