The lineage of the name Hokestaple begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the village of Huxtable in East Buckland in the county of Devon
. The suffix staple
was originally derived from the Old French word estaple
when translated means a mart
or market-place. Therefore the original bearer of the surname Hokestaple lived near an area that was a market place.
Early Origins of the Hokestaple family
The surname Hokestaple was first found in Devon
, where the name could have been derived from the aforementioned Huxtable or from Hexworthy, a hamlet on Dartmoor.
Early History of the Hokestaple family
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Hokestaple Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hokestaple has undergone many spelling variations
, including Huxtable, Hucstable, Huckstable, Hokestaple and others.
Early Notables of the Hokestaple family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hokestaple family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hokestaple were among those contributors: William Huxtable, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1744; William Huckaby, who came to America in 1764; John Huxtable, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1817.
The Hokestaple Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fide et marte
Motto Translation: By fidelity and military service.