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Where did the English Haithcock family come from? What is the English Haithcock family crest and coat of arms? When did the Haithcock family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Haithcock family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Haithcock comes from when the family resided in either of the settlements called Heathcote in Derbyshire and Warwickshire. The surname Haithcock belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
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. Haithcock has been recorded under many different variations, including Heathcote, Heathcoat, Heathcoat and others.
First found in Derbyshire where the name could have been derived from someone who lived at "the heath-cottage" or "the cot on this heath."  While the surname is from Derbyshire, the first record of the name was found in Essex, where Walter Hathecok was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haithcock research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1652, 1733, 1665, 1721, 1711, 1713, 1689, 1759, 1715 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Haithcock History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haithcock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Haithcock or a variant listed above: John Heathcoate settled in Jamaica in 1685; Jasper Heathcoat settled in New England in 1850; Edward Heathcote settled in Virginia in 1721; along with James.
The Haithcock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haithcock 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.
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