Huxstep


Huxstep
Derived from the 12th Century Middle English 'huckestere', the surname is job descriptive for a medieval travelling merchant, although the name applies specifically to a woman. In later years as society became urbanised, travelling merchants, male or female, came into disrepute; this was not so originally, when travelling merchants provided the only source of news for the majority of the populace. The name development included Amable la Hukkestre 1310, Colchester,and later Richard Huxster 1662, The Hearth Tax Returns, Essex. The name has other alternative spellings including Huster, Huxster and Huxstep. Amongst the recordings in London is the marriage of Elizabeth Huxstep and John Covell on October 26th 1774, at St. Lawrence Jewry and St. Mary Magdalene, Milk Street, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Lecia La Hucstere. which was dated 1277, in the Abbey of Elyi Suffolk. during the reign of King Edward 1, known as the Hammer of the Scots. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Huckstepp — Recorded in a number of forms including Hucstep, Huckstepp and Huxstep, this is an English surname. It is almost certainly locational, and if so originates from a now lost medieval village which was probably in the West Country. Surnames from… …   Surnames reference

  • Huster — Derived from the 12th Century Middle English huckestere , the surname is job descriptive for a medieval travelling merchant, although the name applies specifically to a woman. In later years as society became urbanised, travelling merchants, male …   Surnames reference

  • Huxster — Derived from the 12th Century Middle English huckestere , the surname is job descriptive for a medieval travelling merchant, although the name applies specifically to a woman. In later years as society became urbanised, travelling merchants male… …   Surnames reference


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.