Early Origins of the Enochs family
The surname Enochs was first found in Hampshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1148 when Enoc was recorded with taxable assets.
Early History of the Enochs family
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Enochs Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Enochs has been spelled many different ways, including Enoch, Enock, Enoke, Enocke, Enochs, Enos and others.
Early Notables of the Enochs family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Enochs family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Enochss to arrive in North America: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.
Contemporary Notables of the name Enochs (post 1700)
- William Henry Enochs (1842-1893), U.S. Representative from Ohio
- Joseph “Joe” Enochs (b. 1971), retired American soccer player
- William Henry Enochs (1842-1893), American Republican politician, General in the Union Army during the Civil War; Member of Ohio State House of Representatives, 1870-71; U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1891-93
- Shelton Enochs, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988; Mayor of Chico, California, 1988-90