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The name Bocock comes from the ancient 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.

Bocock Early Origins



The surname Bocock 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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Bocock Spelling Variations


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Bocock 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 Bocock has undergone many spelling variations, including Pocock, Pococke and others.

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Bocock Early History


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Bocock Early History



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

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Bocock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bocock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bocock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bocock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Bocock, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Betsy Ann Bocock, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bocock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bocock (post 1700)



  • Willis Henry Bocock (1865-1947), American administrator and professor of Classics at the University of Georgia
  • Brian William Bocock (b. 1985), American Major League Baseball shortstop
  • James Branch Bocock (1884-1946), American football, basketball, and baseball coach
  • Thomas Stanley Bocock (1815-1891), American politician, Speaker of the Confederate States House of Representatives (1862-1865)
  • José Simón Azcona Bocock (b. 1972), Honduran businessman and politician
  • Elizabeth "Lizi" Azcona Bocock (b. 1969), Honduran politician, Minister of Industry and Commerce

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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    The Bocock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bocock Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 December 2014 at 06:58.

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