The name ‘Pugh’ originates from Wales. It is a patronimic with a reduced form of the Welsh element ‘ap’, from the given name ‘Hugh’. The better class Welsh seemingly began to adopt the English style in the seventeenth century. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Pugh’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the seventeenth century were a ‘John Pew’, is recorded on the List of Roundheads and Cavaliers, in Peacocks Army in sixteen hundred and forty-two. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the whole of North America east of the Missisipi River excepting New Orleans. The chief reasons causing working class people to emigrate were, poor crop yields, high unemployment, and the misconception that America was a … Coat of arms: Argent a lion p…
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