Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family 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 Balldcox family
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Balldcox family
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Balldcox Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Balldcox are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Balldcox include: Baldock, Balldock, Balldcock, Baldcock and others.
Early Notables of the Balldcox family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Balldcox family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Balldcox or a variant listed above: 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.
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