Show ContentsHaddock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Haddock name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Haddock was originally derived from a family having lived in the settlement of Haydock in the parish of Winwick in Lancashire. The name, pronounced Haddock, belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Haddock family

The surname Haddock was first found in Lancashire at Haydock, a township, in the parish of St. Thomas in Ashton-in-Makerfield, union of Warrington, hundred of West Derby. "The manor was held jointly by the families of Holland and Haydock, so long as the former had any estates in Lancashire. In the reign of Edward III., Gilbert de Eydock, or Haidoc, had a licence for imparking Haydock; and from this feudal proprietor descended Sir Gilbert de Haydock, whose daughter and heiress married Sir Peter Legh, of Lyme, ancestor of Thomas Legh, Esq., of Lyme Hall, Cheshire, the present lord of the manor and owner of the whole property. " [1]

Early rolls confirmed this early homestead for the family. The Placita de Quo Warranto, temp. Edward I-III listed "Henry de Haydok, Lancashire, 20 Edward I" (during the twentieth year of King Edward I's reign.) [2] Gilbert de Eydock, or Haidoc; and Gilbert de Haydock, 1330, were listed 23 Edward III. [3]

The Lancashire Feet of Fines recorded Edmund de Haydok, 1339. [4]

"The Haydocks, who are most numerous in the Blackburn district, take their name from the township of Haydock. An old gentle family of this name held the manor of Hesandford or Pheasantford in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries; there were four generations of Simon Haydocks. James Haydock was a Liverpool bailiff in 1507; and there was a Sir Gilbert de Haydock of this county in the time of Henry V." [5]

Early History of the Haddock family

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Haddock Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Haddock include Haydock, Haddock, Hadock and others.

Early Notables of the Haddock family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: William Haydock (d. 1537), a monk of the Cistercian abbey of Whalley in Lancashire, a younger son of William Haydock of Cottam Hall, near Preston, Lancashire. [6] Richard Haydock or Haddock (1552?-1605), was an English Roman Catholic divine, born about 1552, the second son of Vivian Haydock, Esq., of Cottam Hall, near Preston, Lancashire. Richard Haydock (fl. 1605), was an English physician, born at Grewel in Hampshire. He was educated at Winchester College, and on 12 July 1588 matriculated at New College, Oxford, of which he was elected a fellow in 1590. [6] Roger Haydock...
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Haddock Ranking

In the United States, the name Haddock is the 5,232nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [7]

Ireland Migration of the Haddock family to Ireland

Some of the Haddock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Haddock migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Haddock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Haddock, who settled in New England in 1740
  • Cookson Haddock, who landed in Norfolk, Va in 1798 [8]
Haddock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hen Haddock, who landed in America in 1805 [8]
  • James Haddock, who landed in America in 1805 [8]
  • Jos Haddock, aged 27, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805 [8]
  • Henry Haddock who settled in New England in 1805
  • Robert Haddock, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1821 [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Haddock migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Haddock Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • William Haddock, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Haddock Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Rodger Haddock, aged 1 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Washington" departing 9th July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 26th August 1847 but he died on board [9]

Australia Haddock migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Haddock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Joseph Haddock, British convict who was convicted in New Brunswick, Canada for 7 years, transported aboard the "Cornwall" on 28th February 1851, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [10]
  • William Haddock, aged 47, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" [11]

New Zealand Haddock migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Haddock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Robert Haddock, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863

West Indies Haddock migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [12]
Haddock Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Giles Haddock, aged 21, who arrived in Jamaica in 1683 [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Haddock (post 1700) +

  • Julie Anne Haddock (b. 1965), American former child actress, known for her role as the tomboy "Cindy Webster" on the NBC television series The Facts of Life (1979)
  • Doris Haddock (1910-2010), American political activist who walked over 3,200 miles (5,100 km) across the continental United States to advocate for campaign finance reform when she was in her late 80s
  • Bradley E. Haddock (b. 1955), American corporate lawyer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC
  • George Silas "Gentleman George" Haddock (1866-1926), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • William F. Haddock (1877-1969), American film director, from the silent film era
  • Nicholas Haddock (1723-1781), English politician, Member of Parliament for Rochester (1754-1761)
  • Peter Haddock (b. 1961), English former footballer
  • Laura Jane Haddock (b. 1985), English actress, best known for her role as Kacie Carter in Honest (2008), and as Bethan in The Colour of Magic (2008)
  • Luis J. Haddock M.D. (b. 1982), Puerto Rican former professional tennis player
  • George Bahr Haddock (1863-1930), British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for North Lonsdale (1906-1918)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Haddock +

  • Gone to Texas: A Compendium of the Dulany, Haddox (also Haddock), Heaton, Holland and Martin Families by Mary Rebecca Scott.
  • Legends of the Haddock Family by Hugh Ransom Haddock and Orpha Vaughan Haddock.

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Baines Thomas & William Fairbairn, Lancashire and Cheshire, Past and Present History of Counties London: William MacKenzie, 1867, Digital, 4 vols
  4. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  5. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  6. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  7. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  8. 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)
  9. Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 78)
  10. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th March 2021). Retrieved from
  11. South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Pestonjee Bomanjee 1854. Retrieved
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