Hukes is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the place called Hooke in Devon.
Early Origins of the Hukes family
The surname Hukes was first found in Devon
where one of the first records of the name was found in 1050-71 in a reference of Old English Bynames of Devon
. Later in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire
, the Latin form of the name, Hervicus and Richard Hoc were listed in 1218. By 1230, the Pipe Rolls
of Berkshire has listed John Hook; the first listing of the name as it is more commonly spelt today. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
"The surname was written in the XIV century as atte
Hooke, and this by crasis sometimes became Tooke. It may be mentioned that Hoke, as a personal name
, occurs in Saxon times. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Hukes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hukes research.Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1270, 1275, 1296, 1417, 1636, 1575, 1580, 1658, 1640, 1642, 1635, 1703, 1655 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Hukes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hukes 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 Hukes family name include Hook, Hooke, Hoke and others.
Early Notables of the Hukes family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Rev. Thomas Huyck DCL (died 1575), Chancellor of the Diocese of London; Sir Richard Hook of Scotland; Humphrey Hooke (1580-1658), a Member of Parliament for Bristol... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hukes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hukes family to Ireland
Some of the Hukes family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 63 words (4 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 Hukes 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 Hukes surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Hukes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- James Hukes, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 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)