Anglo-Saxon in origin. It is thought to be derived from the Old English personal name "Ucca," a pet-form of "Uhtraed." Alternatively, it may be related to the Old English "hoc," meaning "hook"; in this case, the name would probably refer to someone with a hooked or bent figure.
Early Origins of the Ucke family
Yorkshire, where Gamel filius Hucca was recorded in 1185. As the name has patronymic and nickname origins, it is likely to have emerged independently in several different places during the Middle Ages, thus creating several different founding branches of the Ucke family.
Early History of the Ucke family
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Ucke Spelling Variations
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 Ucke were recorded, including Huck, Hucks, Hux, Huckes, Ucke and others.
Early Notables of the Ucke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ucke family to the New World and Oceana
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 Ucke family emigrate to North America: Alexr. Hux, who was granted land in Virginia in 1648; Fouck Hucks, who sailed from London to Virginia in 1723; Elizabeth Hucks, who arrived in Baltimore in 1834.
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