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What does your surname mean?

If you’re curious about your family history, doing a surname search is a great place to start. The origin of your last name can reveal a lot about your earliest ancestors’ birthplaces, occupations and more.

Surname of the week: Hughes

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Hughes originates from the Old French first name Hugh, meaning ‘heart’ or ‘spirit’, which was introduced by the Normans. The surname appears most frequently in North Wales and Lancashire.

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