The ancient roots of the Huckbuck family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Huckbuck 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 Huckbuck lived near an area that was a market place.
Early Origins of the Huckbuck family
The surname Huckbuck 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 Huckbuck family
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Huckbuck Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Huckbuck has appeared include Huxtable, Hucstable, Huckstable, Hokestaple and others.
Early Notables of the Huckbuck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huckbuck family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Huckbuck arrived in North America very early: William Huxtable, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1744; William Huckaby, who came to America in 1764; John Huxtable, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1817.
The Huckbuck 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.