The distinguished surname Huckes 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.
Early Origins of the Huckes family
The surname Huckes was first found in Yorkshire
, where Gamel filius
Hucca was recorded in 1185. As the name has patronymic
origins, it is likely to have emerged independently in several different places during the Middle Ages, thus creating several different founding branches of the Huckes family.
Early History of the Huckes family
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Huckes 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 Huckes have been found, including Huck, Hucks, Hux, Huckes, Ucke and others.
Early Notables of the Huckes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huckes family to the New World and Oceana
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 Huckes, or a variant listed above: Alexr. Hux, who was granted land in Virginia in 1648; Fouck Hucks, who sailed from London to Virginia in 1723; Elizabeth Hucks, who arrived in Baltimore in 1834.