The earliest origins of the name Badock date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons
. The name is derived 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 Badock family
The surname Badock was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Badock family
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Badock Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Badock include Babcock, Badcock, Babbcock, Batcock, Badcocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Badock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Badock family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
- Miss Mary J. Badock, (b. 1851), aged 24, Cornish servant departing on 12th October 1875 aboard the ship "Caroline" going to Marlborough, New Zealand arriving in port in 1875 CITATION[CLOSE]
Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf