The name Huling has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the baptismal name Hugh. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Spelling variations include: Hewlin, Hewlings, Hughling, Hughlings, Hullin, Hueline, Hugelin and many more.
First found in at the court of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), where Hugolin was Chamberlain to the King.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Benjamin Hewling, who sailed to New Jersey in 1677; Abraham and William Hewlings, also to New Jersey in 1678; and Philip Heulan, who settled in Newfoundland in 1869.