Origin of the Name Heuston
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Meaning 'of Houston', Heuston, Houston and Huston are locational names taken from the Barony of the Houston in Lanarkshire in Scotland . The ancient family of Houston originally bore the name Paduinan, from a place of that name in Lanarkshire. In the reign of Malcolm IV Baldwin de Bigre gave the lands of Kilpeter to Hugh de Paduinan, who is recorded as a witness to the foundation charter of the Abbey of Paisley between 1165-1173. Hugh's son Reginald, obtained a confirmation of these lands. The families later assumed the name Houston from which the several variants developed.
In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland , especially during the seventeenth century. It was the 'Plantations of Ireland ' in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that marked the end of Gaelic supremacy in Ireland . While the influx of settlers in the wake of the earlier Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century resulted in a full integration into Irish society of the new arrivals, the same never occurred with the Ulster Planters who maintained their own distinct identity.
These names are also occasional variants of the names MacQuiston, MacCuthceon and MacTaghlin, especially in County Donegal in the North-West of the country.
The Heuston coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Heuston descendants.