The name Badecox is from the ancient 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 Badecox family
The surname Badecox was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Badecox family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Badecox research.Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1790, 1622, 1698, 1668 and 1814 are included under the topic Early Badecox History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Badecox Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few 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. Badecox has been spelled many different ways, including Babcock, Badcock, Babbcock, Batcock, Badcocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Badecox family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Badecox 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 Badecoxs 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.