The Aycoth name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the county of Berkshire in an area that was referred to as the Heycock.
This surname was originally derived from the Old English word Hay-cock
which denoted someone who lived at the sign of the hedgecock.
Early Origins of the Aycoth family
The surname Aycoth was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Aycoth family
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Aycoth 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 Aycoth has undergone many spelling variations
, including Heycock, Haycock, Heycocke, Haycocke and others.
Early Notables of the Aycoth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aycoth family to the New World and Oceana
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 Aycoth were among those contributors: John Heycock, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; as well as Henry and William Heycock, who arrived in New York in 1823.