Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a proud or gaudy person. The surname Bocock is derived from the various Old English words pecok, pacok, pocok, pehen, and pohen, which all mean peacock.
Early Origins of the Bocock family
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.
Early History of the Bocock family
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Bocock Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Pocock, Pococke and others.
Early Notables of the Bocock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bocock family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bocock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Bocock (post 1700)
The Bocock 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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