Hucknil History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Hucknil family

The surname Hucknil 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 Hucknil family

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Hucknil Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hucknil has appeared include Hucknall, Hucknell, Hucknal, Hucknel, Huckle, Huckell and many more.

Early Notables of the Hucknil family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hucknil family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hucknil arrived in North America very early: 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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