Hucks History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Hucks is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It is thought to be derived from the Old English personal name "Ucca," a pet-form of "Uhtraed." Alternatively, it may be related to the Old English "hoc," meaning "hook"; in this case, the name would probably refer to someone with a hooked or bent figure.

Early Origins of the Hucks family

The surname Hucks was first found in Lincolnshire where the first entry for the name Hucche, was without a forename in 1150. Gamel filius Hucca was a Knights Templar in Yorkshire in 1185. William Hukke was found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1279 in Huntingdonshire. [1]

As the name has patronymic and nickname origins, it is likely to have emerged independently in several different places during the Middle Ages, thus creating several different founding branches of the Hucks family.

Early History of the Hucks family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hucks research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1221, 1279, 1568, 1581 and 1529 are included under the topic Early Hucks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hucks Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hucks are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hucks include: Huck, Hucks, Hux, Huckes, Ucke and others.

Early Notables of the Hucks family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hucks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hucks migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hucks or a variant listed above:

Hucks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Hucks, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Daisy Hucks, aged 14, who settled in America, in 1896
  • Frank Hucks, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1896
  • John Hucks, aged 41, who immigrated to America, in 1896
  • Mabel Hucks, aged 11, who landed in America, in 1896
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hucks Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Albert Hucks, aged 30, who landed in America from London, in 1903
  • Bertie H. Hucks, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Daniel W. Hucks, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Thomas Humphrey Hucks, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1918

Australia Hucks migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hucks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Hucks, aged 37, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hucks (post 1700) +

  • Tom Hucks (b. 1971), American printmaker
  • Bentfield Charles Hucks (1884-1918), English aviation pioneer
  • Anthony Francis Hucks (b. 1945), retired Canadian ice hockey player
  • William "Willie" Hucks (b. 1979), French professional footballer
  • Violette Hucks (b. 1988), French female tennis player
  • George Hucks, member of the Australian national wheelchair rugby team


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emigrant1854.shtml.


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