Hucknale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hucknale was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the Old English name Ucca, which is a pet form of the Old English personal name Uhtræd. The surname Hucknale features the common diminutive suffix -el. The surname Hucknale is sometimes derived from the village of Hochenale in Nottinghamshire.

Early Origins of the Hucknale family

The surname Hucknale 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 Hucknale family

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Hucknale Spelling Variations

Hucknale has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hucknale have been found, including Hucknall, Hucknell, Hucknal, Hucknel, Huckle, Huckell and many more.

Early Notables of the Hucknale family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hucknale family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hucknales to arrive on North American shores: 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)


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