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
Yorkshire, where Gamel filius Hucca was recorded in 1185. 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
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Hucks Spelling Variations
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
Hucks Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Hucks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hucks (post 1700)
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