Hycke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Hycke is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of Haki, which was originally derived from the Scandinavian forename Haki or Hako. 
This Christian name was popular among the Viking settlers who landed on the shores of England during the 10th and 11th centuries.
Alternatively, the name could have been a Saxon name for hedge. "The word hack is still used in this sense in co. Lincoln." 
Early Origins of the Hycke family
The surname Hycke was first found in Devon and Cornwall where "a barton called Busvisiek [in the parish of Kenwyn], was for several generations the seat of the Hacche family." 
The source "Testa de Nevill, sive Liber Feodorum, temp. Henry III-Edward I." listed Geoffrey de la Hak, Devon and the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Henry Hak, Lincolnshire.  Over in Somerset, William Hack was the first listed there, 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) 
Early History of the Hycke family
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Hycke Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hycke have been found, including Hack, Hache, Hach, Hacche and others.
Early Notables of the Hycke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hycke family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hycke, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : William Hack who settled in Taunton, Massachusetts in 1640; his son settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
- ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.