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Where did the English Jeacock family come from? What is the English Jeacock family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jeacock family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jeacock family history?The history of the name Jeacock begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is 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.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Jeacock has been recorded under many different variations, including 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 Jeacock 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 Jeacock History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Jeacock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Jeacock or a variant listed above: 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 Jeacock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jeacock 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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