Show ContentsHuk History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Huk 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 Huk family

The surname Huk was first found in Lincolnshire where the first entry for the name Hucche, was without a forename in 1150. Gamel filius Hucca was a Knights Templar in Yorkshire in 1185. William Hukke was found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1279 in Huntingdonshire. [1]

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 Huk family.

Early History of the Huk family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huk research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1185, 1221, 1279, 1568, 1581 and 1529 are included under the topic Early Huk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huk 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 Huk family name include Huck, Hucks, Hux, Huckes, Ucke and others.

Early Notables of the Huk family (pre 1700)

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United States Huk migration to the United States +

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 Huk surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Huk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Huk, who arrived in North America in 1840 [2]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ 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)


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