Huxter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Huxter is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a petty dealer. The surname Huxter is derived from the Old English word hucke, which means to bargain.
Early Origins of the Huxter family
The surname Huxter was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Huxter family
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Huxter Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Huxter are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Huxter include Hucker, Huckster, Huxter and others.
Early Notables of the Huxter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Huxter family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Huxter or a variant listed above: 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..