The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Huffey come from when the family resided near a hill or steep ridge of land. The surname Huffey is usually derived from the Old English word hoh,
which means heel
or projecting ridge of land.
However, it is sometimes derived from the Old Norse word haugr,
which means mound
Furthermore, the name Huffey may be derived from residence in one of a variety of similarly named places: Hoe is in Norfolk; Hoo is in Kent; places called Hooe are in Devon
and Sussex; Hose is in Leicestershire; places named Heugh are in Durham
and Northumberland; and settlements called Hough are found in both Cheshire
Early Origins of the Huffey family
The surname Huffey was first found in Cheshire
at Hough, a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire
East which dates back to the 13th century when it was first listed as Hohc. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Huffey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huffey research.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1651, 1743, 1699, 1717, 1681 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Huffey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Huffey Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Huffey has been recorded under many different variations, including Hough, Huff, Houfe, Hoff, Hoffe and others.
Early Notables of the Huffey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huffey family to Ireland
Some of the Huffey family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Huffey family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Huffey or a variant listed above:
Huffey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Peter Huffey, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)