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 Yorkshire
, where Gamel filius
Hucca was recorded in 1185. As the name has patronymic
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
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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)
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Migration of the Hucks family to the New World and Oceana
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 emigrated to America, in 1896
- Mabel Hucks, aged 11, who landed in America, in 1896
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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 emigrated to the United States, in 1918
- Daniel W. Hucks, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
- Thomas Humphrey Hucks, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1918
Hucks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Hucks, aged 37, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emigrant1854.shtml.
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