Haddox History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Haddox begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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 Haddox family

The surname Haddox 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 Haddox family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haddox research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1570, 1562, 1537, 1552, 1605, 1552, 1605, 1588, 1590, 1644, 1696, 1644, 1629, 1714, 1690, 1686, 1746, 1690, 1800 and are included under the topic Early Haddox History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haddox Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Haddox has undergone many spelling variations, including Haydock, Haddock, Hadock and others.

Early Notables of the Haddox 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...
Another 106 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haddox Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Haddox family to Ireland

Some of the Haddox family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Haddox migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Haddox were among those contributors:

Haddox Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mabel Haddox, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1903
  • Earl Haddox, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Haddox (post 1700) +

  • John Herbert Haddox (b. 1929), American philosopher


  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


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