Hucksam is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hucksam family once lived in the village of Huxtable in East Buckland in the county of Devon
. The suffix staple
was originally derived from the Old French word estaple
when translated means a mart
or market-place. Therefore the original bearer of the surname Hucksam lived near an area that was a market place.
Early Origins of the Hucksam family
The surname Hucksam was first found in Devon
, where the name could have been derived from the aforementioned Huxtable or from Hexworthy, a hamlet on Dartmoor.
Early History of the Hucksam family
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Hucksam Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hucksam family name include Huxtable, Hucstable, Huckstable, Hokestaple and others.
Early Notables of the Hucksam family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hucksam family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hucksam surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Huxtable, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1744; William Huckaby, who came to America in 1764; John Huxtable, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1817.
The Hucksam Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fide et marte
Motto Translation: By fidelity and military service.