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
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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 Batcock include Babcock, Badcock, Babbcock, Batcock, Badcocke and many more.
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:
Batcock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John R. Batcock, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
- Mrs. John Batcock, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1893