Ecock is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having lived in the county of Berkshire in an area that was referred to as the Heycock.
This surname was originally derived from the Old English word Hay-cock
which denoted someone who lived at the sign of the hedgecock.
Early Origins of the Ecock family
The surname Ecock was first found in Berkshire, 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 Ecock family
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Ecock 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. Ecock has been recorded under many different variations, including Heycock, Haycock, Heycocke, Haycocke and others.
Early Notables of the Ecock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ecock family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ecock or a variant listed above: John Heycock, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682; as well as Henry and William Heycock, who arrived in New York in 1823.