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Where did the English Jacocks family come from? What is the English Jacocks family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jacocks family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jacocks family history?It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Jacocks was formed. The name was derived from the baptismal name for the son of John. It was originally derived from the Hebrew given name Yocjanan. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Jacocks include Jeacock, Jeacocks, Jecock, Jacocke, Jacock, Jacocks, Jaycock, Jaycocke, Jaycocks, Jeacox, Jacox, Jaycox, Jacok, Jecok, Jecokes and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jacocks research. Another 394 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1375, 1381, 1500, 1669, 1700, 1706, and 1786 are included under the topic Early Jacocks History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Jacocks were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas Jaycocks, who sailed to America in 1767. Registered among the United Empire Loyalists who fled to Canada as a result of the American Revolution was David Jacocks of Osnabruck, 1800..
The Jacocks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jacocks 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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