When Sheldon Hugh Hughes was born on 2 February 1876, in Muncie, Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States, his father, Mathew Milton Hughes, was 35 and his mother, Julia Etta Loomis, was 32. He had at least 1 son with Mrs. Katherine Hughes. He lived in Garland, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas, United States in 1930. He died on 3 November 1944, in Hot Springs Junction, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 68.
English and Welsh: variant of Hugh with genitival or excrescent -s.
Irish and Scottish: adopted as an equivalent of Gaelic surnames based on the personal name Aodh ‘fire’, for example Ó hAodha, Mac Aodha; see McCoy and compare McHugh .