The name Batecake is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes 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 Batecake family
The surname Batecake was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Batecake family
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Batecake Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Batecake has undergone many spelling variations
, including Babcock, Badcock, Babbcock, Batcock, Badcocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Batecake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batecake family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Batecake were among those contributors: 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.