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Where did the English Jaycox family come from? What is the English Jaycox family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jaycox family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jaycox family history?The name Jaycox has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally 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.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Jaycox 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 Jaycox 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 Jaycox History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Jaycox Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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 Jaycox Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jaycox 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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