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Boocock is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for a proud or gaudy person. The surname Boocock is derived from the various Old English words pecok, pacok, pocok, pehen, and pohen, which all mean peacock.

Boocock Early Origins



The surname Boocock 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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Boocock Spelling Variations


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Boocock 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. Boocock has been recorded under many different variations, including Pocock, Pococke and others.

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Boocock Early History


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Boocock Early History



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

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Boocock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boocock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boocock 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:

Boocock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Boocock, aged 37, a bootmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • Hannah Boocock, aged 36, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • Mary Boocock, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • George Boocock, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boocock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boocock (post 1700)



  • Paul Boocock (b. 1964), American actor and writer based in New York City, known for his work on The Venture Bros. (2003), Henry Fool (1997) and Arachnoquake (2012)
  • Nigel Boocock (1937-2015), English former Speedway rider who competed in eight Speedway World Championship finals from 1955 to 1980, South Australian Champion (1969), brother of Eric Boocock
  • Irvine Boocock (b. 1890), English footballer who played from 1910 to 1922 for Bradford City
  • Eric Boocock (b. 1945), English former Speedway rider who appeared in three Speedway World Championship finals from 1961 to 1983, British Champion (1974), brother of Nigel Boocock
  • Justin Boocock (b. 1975), Australian slalom canoer who competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Boocock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boocock 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 8 April 2015 at 12:13.

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