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Connock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Cornwall in southwestern England provides the original birthplace of the surname Connock. Nickname surnames were rare among the Cornish, they did occasionally adopt names that reflected the physical characteristics or other attributes of the original bearer of the name. The name Connock is a nickname type of surname for a rich and successful person. Looking back further, we find the name Connock was derived from the Cornish word connock, of the same meaning.

Early Origins of the Connock family


The surname Connock was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Connock family


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Connock Spelling Variations


Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Conock, Conick, Connick, Connock and others.

Early Notables of the Connock family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was John Conock of Treworgie; John Connock, an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1554 and 1571; John Connock (1631-ca.1675), an...
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Migration of the Connock family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first North American settlers with Connock name or one of its variants:

Connock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Connock, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1733 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Connock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. George Connock, (b. 1826), aged 23, Cornish currier from Penzance, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Thetis" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 15th February 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Connock, (b. 1828), aged 21, Cornish settler from Penzance, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Thetis" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 15th February 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf

Contemporary Notables of the name Connock (post 1700)


  • Jim Connock (1925-1991), English film editor, active in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Alex Connock, British media executive and academic

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf

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