Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes 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 Babcoke family
Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Babcoke family
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Babcoke Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Babcoke has been spelled many different ways, including Babcock, Badcock, Babbcock, Batcock, Badcocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Babcoke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Babcoke family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Babcokes to arrive in North America: 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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