The origins of the name Battcock are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived 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 Battcock family
The surname Battcock was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Battcock family
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Battcock Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Battcock family name include Babcock, Badcock, Babbcock, Batcock, Badcocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Battcock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Battcock family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Battcock surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.