Boocok is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name. It was a name given to a person who was a proud or gaudy person. The surname Boocok is derived from the various Old English words pecok, pacok, pocok, pehen,
which all mean peacock.
Early Origins of the Boocok family
The surname Boocok 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.
Early History of the Boocok family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boocok research.Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1604, 1691, 1585, 1585, 1591, 1591 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Boocok History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boocok Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Boocok has appeared include Pocock, Pococke and others.
Early Notables of the Boocok family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir George Pocock; and Edward Pococke (1604-1691), an English Orientalist and biblical scholar. Born in Oxford, in a house near the Angel Inn... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boocok Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boocok family to Ireland
Some of the Boocok family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boocok family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Boocok arrived in North America very early: 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.
The Boocok 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.