The English surname Hewson, also found in Scotland and Ireland, is ultimately of Norman French origin and was brought to England at the time of the Norman invasion in the 10th and 11th Centuries. The name Hewson is of patronymic origin, meaning " son of or descendant of Hew ". The personal name hew is a orthographic variant of Hugh. A notable bearer of the name is Paul Hewson the singer better known as Bono. Today there are approximately 1200 bearers of the surname Hewson living in The United States.