Hucker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Hucker comes from one of the family having worked as a petty dealer. The surname Hucker is derived from the Old English word hucke, which means to bargain.

Early Origins of the Hucker family

The surname Hucker was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Hucker family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hucker research. Another 30 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1307 and 1333 are included under the topic Early Hucker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hucker 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 Hucker have been found, including: Hucker, Huckster, Huxter and others.

Early Notables of the Hucker family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hucker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hucker 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. Among the first immigrants of the name Hucker, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Hucker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Hucker, who sailed to Barbados in 1658
  • Walter Hucker to Barbados in 1685
Hucker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Hucker to Missouri in 1847
  • William Hucker, aged 32, who arrived in Missouri in 1847 [1]
  • Johs Hucker, aged 40, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • John Hucker to New York in 1854
  • Charles Hucker to Philadelphia in 1868

Contemporary Notables of the name Hucker (post 1700)

  • Tom Hucker (b. 1967), American politician, Member of the Maryland House of Delegates (2007-2014)
  • Charles O. Hucker (1919-1994), American professor of Chinese language and history at the University of Michigan
  • George J Hucker (1893-1988), American microbiologist, founding member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
  • Peter Hucker (b. 1959), English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1980 to 1991
  • Robbie Hucker (b. 1990), Australian professional racing cyclist
  • Reinhold Hucker (b. 1949), German wrestler at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Ernest Walter "Ernie" Hucker (1887-1970), Australian rugby league player from the 1910s
  • Stephen Hucker, Canadian forensic psychiatrist
  • Ernest G Hucker, British government official

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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