Allcock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Allcock originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the pet form of the name Allicock. Alternatively, the name could have derived from the name of an ancestor as in 'the son of Allen.' [1]

Early Origins of the Allcock family

The surname Allcock was first found in Derbyshire and Cambridgeshire where the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Alcok de Stonys and John Alcoc, respectively.

The Yorkshire Polls Tax Rolls of 1379 had listings with a variety of early spellings: Johannes Alcokson; Alcocus de Stublay; and Willelmus Alcok. [1]

Over in Norfolk, Henry Alycock was Rector of Colney in 1481 and the same source notes "in 1493, Thomas Alicok gave 10 marks to buy a cope." [2]

Scotland has some early records of the name too as William Alkok was listed as a witness in Aberdeen in 1281. [3]

Early History of the Allcock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allcock research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1449, 1399, 1486, 1430, 1500, 1461, 1472, 1473, 1500 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Allcock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allcock Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Allcock has appeared include Alcoc, Alecock, Alecocke, Allcock, Allcoke, Allcok, Allcoe and many more.

Early Notables of the Allcock family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Allcock family to Ireland

Some of the Allcock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Allcock migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Allcock arrived in North America very early:

Allcock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel Allcock, who landed in Maryland in 1649 [4]
  • Violetta Allcock, who arrived in Maryland in 1657 [4]
Allcock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Allcock, aged 68, who arrived in New York in 1812 [4]
  • Nicholas Allcock, aged 32, who landed in New York in 1812 [4]
  • William Allcock, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [4]

Australia Allcock migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Allcock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Allcock, English convict from Nottinghamshire, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]
  • Mr. Hugh Allcock, British Convict who was convicted in Worcester, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 25th April 1840, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [6]
  • Jonathan Allcock, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [7]
  • John Ephraim Allcock, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Norman"

New Zealand Allcock migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Allcock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Allcock, (b. 1821), aged 32, British labourer travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Maori" arriving at Nelson, New Zealand on 8th June 1853 [8]
  • Mrs. Charlotte Allcock, (b. 1813), aged 40, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Maori" arriving at Nelson, New Zealand on 8th June 1853 [8]
  • Mr. Henry Seth Allcock, (b. 1835), aged 18, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Maori" arriving at Nelson, New Zealand on 8th June 1853 [8]
  • Miss Esther Allcock, (b. 1836), aged 17, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Maori" arriving at Nelson, New Zealand on 8th June 1853 [8]
  • Mr. Isaac Allcock, (b. 1838), aged 15, British settler travelling from London, UK aboard the ship "Maori" arriving at Nelson, New Zealand on 8th June 1853 [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Allcock (post 1700) +

  • Harry R. Allcock, American Evan Pugh Professor of chemistry at Pennsylvania State University, recipient of the American Chemical Society National Award in Applied Polymer Science (2007)
  • Clarence William "Bill" Allcock (b. 1907), English footballer from Codnor
  • Tony Allcock MBE (b. 1955), English bowls player from Leicestershire, performance coach for the England team at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, current Chief Executive of Bowls England
  • Maartin "Martin" Allcock (b. 1957), English multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer from Middleton, Greater Manchester
  • Terence Allcock (b. 1935), English former professional footballer from Leeds
  • Mr. Robert Allcock, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1697 to 1698
  • Mr. Mervyn John Allcock M.B.E., British Founder of Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Railway Preservation and Development [9]
  • Henry Allcock (1759-1808), English-born, Canadian judge and politician in Upper and Lower Canada, Chief Justice of Upper Canada (1802–1806)

HMS Hood
  • Mr. William S Allcock (b. 1905), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Manchester, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [10]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. William Allcock, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [11]


The Allcock Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vigilate
Motto Translation: Watch


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1840
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  8. ^ Genies' Jottings Various Ships Lists Maori (Retrieved 26th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.ozlists.com/genies/shipping/news_nz/nz_maori.htm
  9. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  10. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  11. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html


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