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The nationality of Hughes is often complicated to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Hughes may be difficult to determine as result of whether the family name came about organically and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of family names that are based on professions, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the family name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

Hughes Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Hughes come may come from a trade, such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession. Some of these trade-based family names can be a profession in some other language. This is why it is important to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many names like Hughes originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. Commonly these family names are shortened versions of a religious expression such as "From the ash tree".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Hughes were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Hughes. Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Hughes last name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Family names like Hughes transform in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across villages, family unions, and languages over generations.

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