Show ContentsHukell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hukell has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the Old English name Ucca, which is a pet form of the Old English personal name Uhtræd. The surname Hukell features the common diminutive suffix -el. The surname Hukell is sometimes derived from the village of Hochenale in Nottinghamshire.

Early Origins of the Hukell family

The surname Hukell was first found in Cheshire where Reginald, Jocelin Huckel was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1209, and later in the Assize Rolls for Somerset in 1225. [1]

Early History of the Hukell family

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Hukell Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hukell include Hucknall, Hucknell, Hucknal, Hucknel, Huckle, Huckell and many more.

Early Notables of the Hukell family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hukell family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Huckle, who sailed to Barbados in 1635; Andrew Huckle to Virginia in 1643; and John Huckle to America in 1764.

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