The name ‘Huff’ originates from England. It is derived from the topographic name for someone who lived by a spur of a hill, derived from the Old English word ‘hoh’ ( meaning literally, ‘heel’). It may also be derived from the place called ‘Hose’ in Leicestershire, England. Variant´s: ‘Hough’, ‘Heugh’, ‘Hughf(f)’, ‘Houf(e)’, ‘Hoof(f)’, ‘Hoes’, ‘Hose’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Huff’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 17th century were a ‘John Huffe’, from Clarkenwell, England, is recorded as marrying ‘Johane Barrowe’ in 1605.Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the whole of North America east of the Missisipi River excepting New Orleans. The chief reasons causing working class people to emigrate were, poor crop yields, h…
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