Hughey Name Study

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Surname/tag: Hughey
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How to Join

Please contact the project leader David Hughey or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

The surname HUGHEY originally appeared in Gaelic as "O hEochaidh" or "Mac Eochaidh," derived from an Irish personal name "Eachaidh," meaning a "horseman."

The surname HUGHEY. originated in Scotland between the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 and before the arrival of the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes from mainland Europe. The name comes from the Brythonic word for "fire." The four surviving sons of the assassinated king of Mercia fled to Scotland and formed the Hughey family there. Many Hughey's in later periods emigrated to Ulster from Scotland and may not be related at all to the descendants of the Irish Hughey's descended from Eachaidh. Anyway, these Hughey's are Scots Gaelic and not Irish Gaelic.


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname Hughey and its variants. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

Task List

1. Work cooperatively together with other Hughey profile managers to create the best Hughey tree possible and break through Hughey brick walls.

2. Search out original, good documentation and add sources to Hughey profiles.

3. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies for Hughey profiles.

4. Check for duplicates and request merges.

5. Add the Hughey Surname Study tag to Hughey profiles.

This profile is part of the Hughey Name Study.
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6. If you are a female with the maiden name Hughey, or have a direct ancestor with the name Hughey, please consider doing an autosomal DNA test OR if you are a male with the Hughey surname, please consider adding your yDNA test through the Huey* Group FamilyTreeDNA Project (link below) so that we can all have a better understanding of our heritage and possibly make new discoveries.

  • This FTDNA Huey group includes variations of the surname, including Hughey, which is run by Ronnie Howie.



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Well, i reckon I should after all.
David, I went through all the profiles with the Hughey surname and added the Hughey Surname Study tag with the exception of the ones I did not have access to. I also edited this page so that the format for adding the tag is shown.


Hello. My mother's maiden name was Hughey. Her family is from Taney County, Missouri, and before that from Arkansas, before that from Tennessee. I have heard before of the legend of fours sons of a murdered Mercian king who fled to Scotland (on

I wonder if anyone knows the name of the king who was murdered or of his sons? I had a great-uncle named James Offa Hughey, therefore I'm giving some credence to the Mercian background of the Hughey family.

posted by Karen Bartlett
Hi Karen. I was told in the Huey/Hughey name group on to be leery of the 4 sons theory. Have you DNA tested yet?? I hope you do at some point. That group of Hughey bloodlines is growing strong. Please join us when you DNA test.

Debbie Hughey Parsons

Robin deLisser - I'd love to help! I believe I am a descendant of George Goldman Ingram & Jemima Hughey. I just completed the 23andMe DNA test.
posted by Robin Kluckman
Thanks Dr. Hughey & Debra for adding me to the project! I hope to bring some cousins over to the study :)
posted by Nick Hughey
I would like to join the Hughey Name Study. Thanks.