Hukins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Hukins is ultimately derived from the Old French personal name Hu(gh)e, which came to Britain with the Normans. This name is a diminutive form, and uses the suffix 'kin', which had the meaning of 'little'. The patronymic form Howkins is by far the most common form of the name, and is found mostly in Leicester, England. In some cases the name no doubt evolved from the name Hawkins.

Early Origins of the Hukins family

The surname Hukins was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say perhaps even before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Hukins family

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Hukins 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 Hukins include Howkins, Howkin, Hewkin, Huckin, Hukin, Hukyns and others.

Early Notables of the Hukins family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Hukins family to Ireland

Some of the Hukins family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hukins 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: Richard Howkins, who was naturalized in Marine court, New York city in 1837; Thomas Howkins, who pledged an oath of allegiance in Philadelphia in 1859.

The Hukins Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Toujours en avant
Motto Translation: Always on the go. on Facebook