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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Yoke, Yokes, Joke, Jokes, Joach, Yoak, Yoach and many more.

First found in Kent 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 14th century when Roger Yoke held estates in that county in 1317.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jock research. Another 291 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1324, 1390, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Jock History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Jock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jock Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Heinrich Jock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johann Georg Jock, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Elisabetha Jock, who arrived in America in 1753

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  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Jock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jock 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.

This page was last modified on 23 September 2010 at 15:38.

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