Show ContentsHuckleberey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Huckleberey is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the Old English name Ucca, which is a pet form of the Old English personal name Uhtræd. The surname Huckleberey features the common diminutive suffix -el. The surname Huckleberey is sometimes derived from the village of Hochenale in Nottinghamshire.

Early Origins of the Huckleberey family

The surname Huckleberey was first found in Cheshire where Reginald, Jocelin Huckel was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1209, and later in the Assize Rolls for Somerset in 1225. [1]

Early History of the Huckleberey family

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Huckleberey Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Huckleberey are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Huckleberey include: Hucknall, Hucknell, Hucknal, Hucknel, Huckle, Huckell and many more.

Early Notables of the Huckleberey family

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Migration of the Huckleberey family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Huckleberey or a variant listed above: William Huckle, who sailed to Barbados in 1635; Andrew Huckle to Virginia in 1643; and John Huckle to America in 1764.

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook