The ancestors of the name Huckstable date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Huckstable lived near an area that was a market place.
Early Origins of the Huckstable family
The surname Huckstable 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 Huckstable family
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Huckstable Spelling Variations
Huckstable has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Huckstable have been found, including Huxtable, Hucstable, Huckstable, Hokestaple and others.
Early Notables of the Huckstable family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huckstable family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Huckstables to arrive on North American shores: 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 Huckstable 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.