When Benjamin Richard Hughes was born in 1863, in Hanley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Hughes, was 25 and his mother, Mary, was 27. He married Hannah Best in 1885, in Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Shildon, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Old Park, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1881.
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 .