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

Houck Early Origins



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.

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Houck Spelling Variations


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Houck Spelling Variations



Houck has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Hook, Hooke, Hoke and others.

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Houck Early History


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Houck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houck research. 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.

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Houck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Houck Early Notables (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...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Houck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Houck In Ireland


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Houck In Ireland



Some of the Houck family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Houck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Houck, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Henry Houck, who arrived in Maryland in 1844
  • P P Houck, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Houck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Houck (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Charles Weston Houck (b. 1933), United States federal judge
  • Hudson Houck, the American offensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys
  • Sargent Perry "Sadie" Houck (1856-1919), American Major League Baseball shortstop
  • Frank A. Houck, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Delaware, 1916, 1924; Forward Candidate for U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1922
  • Alfred R. Houck, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 1901-13
  • Albert A. Houck, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Houck


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Suggested Readings for the name Houck



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

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Houck Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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.

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

The Houck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Houck Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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