Show ContentsHuckaby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Huckaby dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family 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 Huckaby lived near an area that was a market place.

Early Origins of the Huckaby family

The surname Huckaby 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 Huckaby family

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Huckaby Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Huckaby have been found, including Huxtable, Hucstable, Huckstable, Hokestaple and others.

Early Notables of the Huckaby family

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Huckaby Ranking

In the United States, the name Huckaby is the 5,781st most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 1

United States Huckaby migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Huckaby, or a variant listed above:

Huckaby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Huckaby, who settled in America in 1764
Huckaby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John P. Huckaby, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • John Huckaby, who settled in America, in 1919
  • William Huckaby, aged 20, who immigrated to America, in 1920
  • Olin Huckaby, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Huckaby (post 1700) +

  • Henry M. "Hank" Huckaby (1941-2021), American politician and academic, Chancellor of the University System of Georgia (2011-2017)
  • Mike Huckaby (1966-2020), American DJ who produced electronic music
  • Thomas Jerald "Jerry" Huckaby (b. 1941), American politician, Democratic U.S. Representative for Louisiana (1977 to 1993)
  • Commander Donnie W. Huckaby, American maintenance officer at McMurdo Station, eponym of Mount Huckaby
  • Steffany Huckaby, American actress, best known for her role as Beth in the television series, Greek
  • Kenneth Paul Huckaby (b. 1971), American retired Major League Baseball catcher

The Huckaby 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.

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