The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Huxtabell come from when the family resided in the village of Huxtable in East Buckland in the county of Devon
. The suffix staple
was originally derived from the Old French word estaple
when translated means a mart
or market-place. Therefore the original bearer of the surname Huxtabell lived near an area that was a market place.
Early Origins of the Huxtabell family
The surname Huxtabell was first found in Devon
, where the name could have been derived from the aforementioned Huxtable or from Hexworthy, a hamlet on Dartmoor.
Early History of the Huxtabell family
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Huxtabell Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Huxtabell has been recorded under many different variations, including Huxtable, Hucstable, Huckstable, Hokestaple and others.
Early Notables of the Huxtabell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huxtabell family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Huxtabell or a variant listed above: William Huxtable, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1744; William Huckaby, who came to America in 1764; John Huxtable, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1817.
The Huxtabell Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fide et marte
Motto Translation: By fidelity and military service.