Show ContentsHuxtable History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Huxtable is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived 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 Huxtable lived near an area that was a market place.

Early Origins of the Huxtable family

The surname Huxtable 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 Huxtable family

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Huxtable Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Huxtable were recorded, including Huxtable, Hucstable, Huckstable, Hokestaple and others.

Early Notables of the Huxtable family (pre 1700)

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United States Huxtable migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Huxtable family emigrate to North America:

Huxtable Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Huxtable, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1744
Huxtable Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Huxtable, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1817
  • Amy Huxtable, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1819
  • John Huxtable, who sailed to New York in 1835
  • John Huxtable, who arrived in New York in 1835 [1]
  • W. J. Huxtable journeyed to America in 1847

Canada Huxtable migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Huxtable Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Huxtable, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834

Australia Huxtable migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Huxtable Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Huxtable, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

New Zealand Huxtable migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Huxtable Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Huxtable, aged 41, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • Emma Huxtable, aged 32, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • Lavinia Huxtable, aged 11, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • Richard Huxtable, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Huxtable (post 1700) +

  • Dave Huxtable (b. 1956), American defensive coordinator for the North Carolina State University Wolfpack football team
  • Juliana Huxtable (b. 1987), American poet and artist
  • Ada Louise Huxtable (1921-2013), American architecture critic and writer on architecture who in 1970, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for "distinguished criticism"
  • Scott Huxtable Ph.D., American researcher in the Nanoscale Energy Transport Laboratory of Virginia Tech
  • Vicky Huxtable, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [2]
  • Morris Huxtable, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1932 [2]
  • Judy Huxtable (b. 1942), British actress, born in Surrey, known for Les Bicyclettes de Belsize (1968), and the cult film The Touchables (1968),
  • Eric Huxtable (1908-1990), Australian rules footballer
  • Rebecca "Beccy" Huxtable (b. 1981), British radio personality and producer, best known for her work on The Scott Mills Show with Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1
  • Henry Constantine Huxtable (1826-1871), Church of England clergyman, Bishop of Mauritius (1870-1871)
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Huxtable 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.

  1. 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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from on Facebook