Hux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 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 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)

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Hux Ranking

In the United States, the name Hux is the 16,886th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Hux 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: 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 Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960 [3]

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Leslie Creade Hux, American Private First Class from Louisiana, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [4]

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from
  4. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook