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The history of the Elcock name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the pet form of the name Allicock.

Elcock Early Origins



The surname Elcock was first found in Cheshire where they were a family of great antiquity but many of their early records have been lost. They later moved to the south east in Norfolk, Suffolk and the home counties.

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Elcock Spelling Variations


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Elcock Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Elcock family name include Alcoc, Alecock, Alecocke, Allcock, Allcoke, Allcok, Allcoe and many more.

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Elcock Early History


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Elcock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elcock research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1449, 1399, 1486, 1430, 1500, 1461, 1472, 1473, 1500 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Elcock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elcock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elcock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elcock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elcock In Ireland


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Elcock In Ireland



Some of the Elcock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Elcock surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Elcock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Aron Elcock, who landed in Virginia in 1649
  • John Elcock, who landed in Virginia in 1651
  • John Elcock, who arrived in Virginia in 1657

Elcock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Serjant Elcock, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

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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: Vigilate
Motto Translation: Watch


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Elcock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Elcock 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 23 November 2014 at 07:18.

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