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

Houk Early Origins



The surname Houk 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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Houk Spelling Variations


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Houk Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Houk has been recorded under many different variations, including Hook, Hooke, Hoke and others.

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Houk Early History


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Houk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houk 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 Houk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Houk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Houk 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 Houk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Houk In Ireland


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Houk In Ireland



Some of the Houk 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Houk or a variant listed above:

Houk Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Efree Houk, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Hans Jerick Houk, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Jerick Houk, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Jacob Houk, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1764

Houk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Emanuel Houk, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Nicholas Houk, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Eramus Houk, who landed in Mississippi in 1844
  • George Emanuel Houk, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Houk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Houk (post 1700)



  • Theodore W. Houk, American physician in Seattle, Washington, one of the first to use penicillin in the Pacific North West, Director of medical education at Providence Hospital in Seattle
  • Ralph George Houk (1919-2010), nicknamed The Major, an American catcher, coach, manager, and front office executive in Major League Baseball, six-times World Series champion
  • Leonidas Campbell Houk (1836-1891), American politician, Member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee (1879-1891)
  • Kendall Newcomb Houk (b. 1943), American professor of chemistry, Saul Winstein Chair in Organic Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles
  • John Chiles Houk (1860-1923), American politician, Member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee (1891-1895)
  • George Washington Houk (1825-1894), American lawyer and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio (1891-1894)
  • Ned Houk, American politician, Mayor of Clovis, New Mexico, 1953
  • Ray Houk, American politician, American Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976
  • William G. Houk, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 34th District, 1946
  • William W. Houk, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Brazil, Indiana, 1934-44, 1946-64 (acting, 1934-35)
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Houk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Houk 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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