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Where did the English Huck family come from? What is the English Huck family crest and coat of arms? When did the Huck family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Huck family history?

The distinguished surname Huck is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It is thought to be derived from the Old English personal name "Ucca," a pet-form of "Uhtraed." Alternatively, it may be related to the Old English "hoc," meaning "hook"; in this case, the name would probably refer to someone with a hooked or bent figure.


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Huck include Huck, Hucks, Hux, Huckes, Ucke and others.

First found in Yorkshire, where Gamel filius Hucca was recorded in 1185. As the name has patronymic and nickname origins, it is likely to have emerged independently in several different places during the Middle Ages, thus creating several different founding branches of the Huck family.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huck research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1221, 1279 and 1568 are included under the topic Early Huck History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Huck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Huck or a variant listed above:

Huck Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Huck, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • Nath Huck, who arrived in Maryland in 1676

Huck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Huck, who arrived in America in 1777-1783

Huck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Caspar Huck, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Theod Huck, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • August Wilhelm Ferdinand Huck, aged 43, arrived in America in 1846
  • Henry I Huck, who arrived in Texas in 1851
  • Joseph Huck, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860


  • Tom Huck (b. 1971), American printmaker best known for his large scale woodcuts
  • Lewis F Huck, American lawyer
  • Anton Huck (1881-1951), Russian-born, Canadian general merchant and political figure in Saskatchewan
  • Anthony Francis "Fran" Huck (b. 1945), Canadian retired NHL and Olympic bronze medalist ice hockey player, inducted into the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999
  • William "Willie" Huck (b. 1979), French professional footballer
  • Wilhelm Huck Ph.D., of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge
  • Peter Huck Ph.D., Canadian holder of NSERC research chair in water treatment at the University of Waterloo
  • Nichole Huck, Canadian photographer
  • Steffen Huck Ph.D., Professor of Economics at University College London


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The Huck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Huck 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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