in origin. It was a name given to a petty dealer. The surname Huxster is derived from the Old English word
from very early times.
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Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Huxster include Hucker, Huckster, Huxter and others.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Huxster were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Hucker, who sailed to Barbados in 1658; Walter Hucker to Barbados in 1685; William Hucker to Missouri in 1847; John Hucker to New York in 1854; and Charles Hucker to Philadelphia in 1868..