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Berkake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Berkake is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes 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 Berkake family

The surname Berkake was first found in Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Berkake family

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Berkake 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 Berkake has undergone many spelling variations, including Babcock, Badcock, Babbcock, Batcock, Badcocke and many more.

Early Notables of the Berkake family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Berkake 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 Berkake 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.

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