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The distinguished surname Huks is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It is thought to be derived from the Old English personal name "Ucca," a pet-form of "Uhtraed." Alternatively, it may be related to the Old English "hoc," meaning "hook"; in this case, the name would probably refer to someone with a hooked or bent figure.

Early Origins of the Huks family

The surname Huks was first found in Lincolnshire where the first entry for the name Hucche, was without a forename in 1150. Gamel filius Hucca was a Knights Templar in Yorkshire in 1185. William Hukke was found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1279 in Huntingdonshire. [1]

As the name has patronymic and nickname origins, it is likely to have emerged independently in several different places during the Middle Ages, thus creating several different founding branches of the Huks family.

Early History of the Huks family

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Huks Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Huks has been recorded under many different variations, including Huck, Hucks, Hux, Huckes, Ucke and others.

Early Notables of the Huks family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Huks family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Huks or a variant listed above: Alexr. Hux, who was granted land in Virginia in 1648; Fouck Hucks, who sailed from London to Virginia in 1723; Elizabeth Hucks, who arrived in Baltimore in 1834.

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