The origins of the Ballcyke name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Ballcyke was originally derived from a family having lived in Hertfordshire
. The name was taken from the market town of Baldock in Hertfordshire. This place name is of an unusual Arabic derivation. The town was named by the Knights Templar, who held a manor in the area in the 12th century, after the city of Baghdad,
which was spelled Baldac
in Old English. It means the city of Dat.
Early Origins of the Ballcyke family
The surname Ballcyke was first found in Bedfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Ballcyke family
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Ballcyke Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ballcyke include Baldock, Balldock, Balldcock, Baldcock and others.
Early Notables of the Ballcyke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ballcyke family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Dasey Baldock, who came to Virginia in 1638; Sarah Baldock, who arrived in Maryland in 1774; Richard Baldock, who settled in Rappahannock Virginia in 1747.