When the ancestors of the Huskey family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Kent
. Their name, however, generally derives from the name of the area of Houssaye in the Seine-Maritime region of Normandy
. Another equally valid but less common derivation shows that some in some cases the name finds its roots in the word hussey, which was a Old English nickname
for a woman who was the head of her own household. Although this word has since become an insult, no such pejorative connotations existed until the 17th century.
Early Origins of the Huskey family
The surname Huskey was first found in Kent
. Of particular interest is that two sources, a visitation of Dorset
in 1623 and a manuscript in ancient French said to have been in the Abbey of Glastonbury at its dissolution, both mention Hubert Husse, a Norman noble who married Countess Helen, daughter of Richard the 5th Duke of Normandy
. Both mention he accompanied William the Conqueror to England
and was granted the office of High Constable together with considerable possessions for his efforts during the Conquest. CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Little Wyrley in Staffordshire
was also another ancient family seat
. " Wyrley Grove is the ancient seat of the Husseys, who obtained it in marriage with the heiress of the family of Fowke: the mansion stands at the head of a fine lawn, and is a noble and picturesque specimen of ancient architecture." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Huskey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huskey research.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1265, 1332, 1295, 1585, 1648, 1640, 1641, 1640, 1641, 1597, 1657, 1645, 1656, 1626, 1664, 1656, 1664, 1642, 1691 and 1294 are included under the topic Early Huskey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Huskey Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Huskey have been found, including Hussey, Houssey, Huzzy, Huzzey and others.
Early Notables of the Huskey family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Henry Hussey (1265-1332), sheriff of Surrey
, created 1st Baron
Hussey in 1295; Sir Edward Hussey, 1st Baronet
(1585-1648) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England
in 1640, supporter of the Royalist side in the English... Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huskey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Huskey family to Ireland
Some of the Huskey family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Huskey family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Huskey were among those contributors:
Huskey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anne Huskey, who landed in Virginia in 1711 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Huskey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Harley A. Huskey, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1912
- Kathleen Huskey, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Chicago, in 1913
- Marion Huskey, aged 4, who emigrated to Chicago, in 1913
- Walter D. Huskey, aged 21, who emigrated to America, in 1921
Contemporary Notables of the name Huskey (post 1700)
- Harry Douglas Huskey (1916-2017), American computer design pioneer; he perhaps built the first "personal" computer in the world, inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery in 1994
- Timothy Huskey (1948-2007), American helicopter pilot awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
- Roy Milton Huskey (1956-1997), award-winning prominent American upright bass player
- Robert Leon "Butch" Huskey (b. 1971), American former professional baseball player
Suggested Readings for the name Huskey
- Smoky Mountain Clans by Donald B. Reagen.