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Where did the English Hallock family come from? What is the English Hallock family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hallock family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hallock family history?

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It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hallock are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hallock include: Hollyoke, Holyoke, Hollyoak, Hollioake, Hollyoak, Holioke, Hollioke, Hallioke, Hallyoke, Ollioke, Olyoke, Hollioak, Holyoak, Holyoake, Hollyhock, Hollyock and many more.

First found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallock research. Another 173 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1188, 1300, 1455, 1487, 1567, 1653, 1657, 1731, 1616 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Hallock History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 55 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hallock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hallock or a variant listed above:

Hallock Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Peter Hallock, who landed in Long Island in 1640
  • Katherine Hallock, who arrived in Maryland in 1677

Hallock Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • john Hallock, who landed in Virginia in 1760

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  • Charles Hallock (1834-1917), American writer and publisher founder of Forest and Stream
  • Donald H. V. Hallock (1908-1996), American Anglican Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee
  • Gerard Hallock (1905-1996), American silver medalist ice hockey player at the 1932 Winter Olympics
  • James N. Hallock (b. 1941), American physicist, contributor to NASA's Gemini and Apollo missions
  • Jeanne Hallock (b. 1946), American swimmer at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • John Hallock Jr., (1783-1840), American politician, Congressman from New York (1825-1829)
  • Richard Treadwel Hallock (1906-1980), American Assyriologist and Elamitologist
  • Ty Hallock (b. 1971), American former NFL football player who played from 1993 to 2000
  • William Hallock (1857-1913), American physicist


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  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Hallock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hallock Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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