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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hughs

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Alt. Meaning

H is for happiness, you always bring.

U is for upstanding, the honorable way to be

G is for genial, a pleasing personality.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

S is for serene, your calm time.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hughs


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Popularity of Hughs as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hughs U.S.
  White 82.37% 64.26%
  African American 12.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.89% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hughs

People with the last name Hughs are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hughs

  • How Popular is the name Hughs? As a last name Hughs was the 16,147th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Hughs first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Hughs is Thursday, March 14th, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Hughs? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Hughs. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Hughs: Your name in reverse order is Shguh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hshgu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hughs? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,792 people with the last name Hughs.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hughs? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hughs as their last name since less than 1 person in 164k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Hughss Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Hughs born May 20, 1928

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mongolia approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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