Show ContentsHuckleberray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Huckleberray name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Old English name Ucca, which is a pet form of the Old English personal name Uhtræd. The surname Huckleberray features the common diminutive suffix -el. The surname Huckleberray is sometimes derived from the village of Hochenale in Nottinghamshire.

Early Origins of the Huckleberray family

The surname Huckleberray 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 Huckleberray family

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Huckleberray Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Huckleberray family name include Hucknall, Hucknell, Hucknal, Hucknel, Huckle, Huckell and many more.

Early Notables of the Huckleberray family

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Migration of the Huckleberray family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Huckleberray surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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