The distinguished surname Hux 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 Hux family
The surname Hux was first found in Yorkshire
, where Gamel filius
Hucca was recorded in 1185. As the name has patronymic
origins, it is likely to have emerged independently in several different places during the Middle Ages, thus creating several different founding branches of the Hux family.
Early History of the Hux family
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Hux 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 Hux include Huck, Hucks, Hux, Huckes, Ucke and others.
Early Notables of the Hux family (pre 1700)
Migration of the Hux family to the New World and Oceana
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: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hux (post 1700)
- John Hux, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960 CITATION[CLOSE]
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