Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name 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 Battecake family
Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Battecake family
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Battecake Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Battecake family name include Babcock, Badcock, Babbcock, Batcock, Badcocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Battecake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Battecake 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 Battecake 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.
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