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The origins of the Boceck surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a proud or gaudy person. The surname Boceck is derived from the various Old English words pecok, pacok, pocok, pehen, and pohen, which all mean peacock.

Boceck Early Origins



The surname Boceck was first found in Durham where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Boceck Early History


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Boceck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boceck research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1604 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Boceck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boceck Spelling Variations


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Boceck Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Boceck has been recorded under many different variations, including Pocock, Pococke and others.

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Boceck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boceck Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Boceck or a variant listed above: John Pocock, who arrived in New England in 1661; Richard Pocock, who settled in Barbados in 1679; Christopher Pocock, who arrived in Barbados in 1679.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Regi regnoque fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to king and kingdom.


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