Hukill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hukill is a name of 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

The surname Hukill 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 Hukill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hukill research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hukill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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) +

  • Catherine Mabel Hukill (1910-1995), birth name of Carol Hughes, an American actress, best known for her starring roles with Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, and for her role as Dale Arden in Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)
  • Dorothy L. Hukill (b. 1946), American politician, Member of the Florida Senate (2012-), Member of the Florida House of Representatives (2004-2012)


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


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