Show ContentsHucknell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Hucknell family

The surname Hucknell 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 Hucknell family

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Hucknell Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hucknell were recorded, including Hucknall, Hucknell, Hucknal, Hucknel, Huckle, Huckell and many more.

Early Notables of the Hucknell family

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Migration of the Hucknell family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hucknell family emigrate to North America: 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