Adcox History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Adcox is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from a baptismal name which means Adam. 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.

Early Origins of the Adcox family

The surname Adcox was first found in the county of Yorkshire from very ancient times before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Adcox family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adcox research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1226, 1246, 1311, and 1379 are included under the topic Early Adcox History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Adcox Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Adcox has undergone many spelling variations, including Adcock, Adecok, Adcockson, Akokson, Hadecock, Hadicock, Adcok, Adecock, Atcock, Addicott and many more.

Early Notables of the Adcox family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Adcox family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Adcox were among those contributors: John Adcock who settled in Charlestown in 1792; Thomas Adcock settled in Potomack, Maryland in 1729; William Adcock settled in Philadelphia in 1868.


Contemporary Notables of the name Adcox (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Herman Adcox, American actor and voice actor
  • Grant Adcox (1950-1989), American stock car racing driver
  • Elbert M. Adcox (1899-1969), American Democrat politician, Member of Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1945-50, 1959-64 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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