The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Barkech came 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 Barkech family
The surname Barkech was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Barkech family
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Barkech Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Barkech has been recorded under many different variations, including Babcock, Badcock, Babbcock, Batcock, Badcocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Barkech family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barkech family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Barkech or a variant listed above: 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.