Show ContentsHucknile History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Hucknile family

The surname Hucknile 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 Hucknile family

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Hucknile Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hucknile has been spelled many different ways, including Hucknall, Hucknell, Hucknal, Hucknel, Huckle, Huckell and many more.

Early Notables of the Hucknile family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hucknile family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Huckniles to arrive in 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