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Houck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Houck comes from the family having resided in the place called Hooke in Devon.

Early Origins of the Houck family


The surname Houck was first found in Devon where one of the first records of the name was found in 1050-71 in a reference of Old English Bynames of Devon. Later in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire, the Latin form of the name, Hervicus and Richard Hoc were listed in 1218. By 1230, the Pipe Rolls of Berkshire has listed John Hook; the first listing of the name as it is more commonly spelt today. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
"The surname was written in the XIV century as atte Hooke, and this by crasis sometimes became Tooke. It may be mentioned that Hoke, as a personal name, occurs in Saxon times. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Early History of the Houck family


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Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1270, 1275, 1296, 1417, 1636, 1575, 1580, 1658, 1640, 1642, 1635, 1703, 1655 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Houck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Houck Spelling Variations


Houck has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Hook, Hooke, Hoke and others.

Early Notables of the Houck family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Rev. Thomas Huyck DCL (died 1575), Chancellor of the Diocese of London; Sir Richard Hook of Scotland; Humphrey Hooke (1580-1658), a Member of Parliament for Bristol...
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Migration of the Houck family to Ireland


Some of the Houck family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Houck family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Houcks to arrive on North American shores:

Houck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jury Houck, who landed in New York in 1715-1716 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Houck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Houck, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Henry Houck, who arrived in Maryland in 1844 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • P P Houck, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Houck (post 1700)


  • Charles Weston Houck (1933-2017), American jurist, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina (1979–2003)
  • William Russell Houck (1926-2016), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Jackson, Mississippi (1984-2003), Auxiliary Bishop of Jackson (1979-1984)
  • James Richard Houck (1940-2015), American astrophysicist, Kenneth A. Wallace Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University
  • Joy Newton Houck Jr. (1942-2003), American actor, screenwriter and B-movie director
  • Rebecca Chavez Houck, American member of the Utah State House of Representatives
  • Hudson Houck, the American offensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys
  • Sargent Perry "Sadie" Houck (1856-1919), American Major League Baseball shortstop
  • Byron Houck (1891-1969), American professional baseball player
  • William Limburg Houck (1893-1960), Canadian (American born) politician
  • Herbert N. Houck, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Houck


  • Huyck, Howck, Houck in America, 1600s-1982 by Sylvia E. Wilson.

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Citations


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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