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Updated January 17, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from the medieval personal name Hucke, perhaps from the Old English personal name Hucca or Ucca, which may in some cases be a pet form of Old English Ūhtrǣd. Later, however, this name fell completely out of use and the forms became inextricably confused with those of Hugh.
  • German : topographic name from a term meaning ‘bog’.
  • German and Dutch : from a pet form of the personal name Hugo (see Hugh).

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