Hughes Family Crest
Meaning of the colors on the Hughes family crest
Argent (silver) - represents the Hughes family reputation as peaceful and sincere people.
Gules (red) - symbolizes martyrdom and the Hughes family historic military strength when needed.
Sable (black) - symbolises constancy and the enduring nature of this family.
Meaning of the symbols on the Hughes family crest
The Lion - represents ferociousness, bravery and valour, one of the most desirable family crest symbols.The crown - signifies the authority of early Hughes family members, either in relation to royalty or societal seniority.
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Origins of the Hughes family name
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Summary of the Hughes family and the Hughes family crest
- The Hughes family name is thought to be of Welsh and Irish origin.
- The first recorded use of the name Hughes was in the 12th century.
- In Wales, the Hughes family were originally from the county of Flintshire in Wales.
- The Hughes family name is associated with the Welsh patron saint, Saint David.
- The Hughes family crest features a red dragon, which is the symbol of Wales.
- In Ireland, the Hughes family were one of the tribes of the ancient kingdom of Ulster.
- The Hughes family were allies of the Irish O'Neill clan.
- The Hughes family were dispossessed of their lands during the Irish Rebellion of 1641.
- The first Hughes family emigrated to America in the late 1600s, and they settled in Massachusetts. Since then, the Hughes family has spread to all corners of the United States.
- The Hughes family name is also associated with the town of Hughes, Arkansas in the United States.
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