Show ContentsHuckleberry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Huckleberry is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the Old English name Ucca, which is a pet form of the Old English personal name Uhtræd. The surname Huckleberry features the common diminutive suffix -el. The surname Huckleberry is sometimes derived from the village of Hochenale in Nottinghamshire.

Early Origins of the Huckleberry family

The surname HuckleBerry 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 Huckleberry family

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Huckleberry Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Huckleberry has been recorded under many different variations, including Hucknall, Hucknell, Hucknal, Hucknel, Huckle, Huckell and many more.

Early Notables of the Huckleberry family

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Migration of the HuckleBerry family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Huckleberry 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