The name Huntbecker is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in a now-lost settlement called Huntbach.
Early Origins of the Huntbecker family
The surname Huntbecker was first found in Staffordshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Huntbecker family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huntbecker research.Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1639, 1705 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Huntbecker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Huntbecker Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Huntbecker are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Huntbecker include: Huntbach, Huntbachs, Huntbaches, Huntback and many more.
Early Notables of the Huntbecker family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Huntbach (1639-1705), an English antiquary from Featherstone, Staffordshire
. In 1700, he bought the manor of Seawall from Richard Leveson. From another line, Burke's... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huntbecker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Huntbecker family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Huntbecker or a variant listed above: bearers of the name who sailed to North America before the 20th century, where they contributed to New World society.