Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the Old English name Ucca, which is a pet form of the Old English personal name Uhtræd. The surname Hukill features the common diminutive suffix -el. The surname Hukill is sometimes derived from the village of Hochenale in Nottinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Hukill family
Nottinghamshire, where they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hukill family
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Hukill Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hukill have been found, including Hucknall, Hucknell, Hucknal, Hucknel, Huckle, Huckell and many more.
Early Notables of the Hukill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hukill family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hukill, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : William Huckle, who sailed to Barbados in 1635; Andrew Huckle to Virginia in 1643; and John Huckle to America in 1764.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hukill (post 1700)
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