Babcocke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Babcocke is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the personal name Bartholomew. Bat(e) was a pet form of this personal name and when combined with 'cock' which was a common suffix for other names like Wilcox, Simcock and others became Batcock.
Early Origins of the Babcocke family
The surname Babcocke was first found in Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Babcocke family
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Babcocke Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Babcocke have been found, including Babcock, Badcock, Babbcock, Batcock, Badcocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Babcocke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Babcocke family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Babcocke, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : James Babcock, who arrived in Plymouth, MA in 1623; William Badcocke, who came to St. Christopher in 1633; David Babcock, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1640.
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