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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.

Early History of the Hucker family

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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)

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United States 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 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

West Indies Hucker migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Hucker Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • John Hucker, who sailed to Barbados in 1658
  • Walter Hucker to Barbados in 1685

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

  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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