Hallock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hallock family

The surname Hallock was first found in Leicestershire at Holy-Oakes, a liberty, in the parish of DryStoke, union of Uppingham, hundred of Gartree. Historically, a very small liberty with only a few inhabitants, but nevertheless, it was a significant home to a number of important people which we shall explore.

The first record of the family was Gerard de Haliach, who was found here in the Pipe Rolls of 1188. Later in Worcester, Peter de la Holyok was registered in 1300. [1]

Early History of the Hallock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallock research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1188, 1300, 1455, 1487, 1567, 1653, 1582, 1604, 1625, 1642, 1653, 1616, 1675, 1632, 1636, 1639, 1657, 1731 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Hallock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hallock Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hallock are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hallock include: Hollyoke, Holyoke, Hollyoak, Hollioake, Hollyoak, Holioke, Hollioke, Hallioke, Hallyoke, Ollioke, Olyoke, Hollioak, Holyoak, Holyoake, Hollyhock, Hollyock and many more.

Early Notables of the Hallock family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Francis Holyoake (1567-1653), a British lexicographer, born at Nether Whitacre, Warwickshire. "About 1582 he studied as a commoner at Queen's College, Oxford, though it does not appear that he took a degree. Afterwards he taught a school, first at Oxford, and then in Warwickshire. In February 1604 he was instituted to the rectory of Southam, Warwickshire. In 1625 he was elected a member of convocation. In 1642 he was forced from his house by the parliamentarians, his wife was so ill-used as to hasten her death, his servant was killed, and his estate...
Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hallock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hallock migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hallock or a variant listed above:

Hallock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peter Hallock, who landed in Long Island in 1640 [2]
  • Katherine Hallock, who arrived in Maryland in 1677 [2]
Hallock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • john Hallock, who landed in Virginia in 1760 [2]

Canada Hallock migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hallock Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Asa Hallock, who arrived in Canada in 1833
  • Abraham Hallock, who landed in Canada in 1839

Contemporary Notables of the name Hallock (post 1700) +

  • William Hallock (1857-1913), American physicist
  • Ty Hallock (b. 1971), American former NFL football player who played from 1993 to 2000
  • Richard Treadwel Hallock (1906-1980), American Assyriologist and Elamitologist
  • John Hallock Jr., (1783-1840), American politician, Congressman from New York (1825-1829)
  • Jeanne Hallock (b. 1946), American swimmer at the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • James N. Hallock (b. 1941), American physicist, contributor to NASA's Gemini and Apollo missions
  • Gerard Hallock (1905-1996), American silver medalist ice hockey player at the 1932 Winter Olympics
  • Donald H. V. Hallock (1908-1996), American Anglican Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee
  • Charles Hallock (1834-1917), American writer and publisher founder of Forest and Stream
  • William Hallock Park (1863-1939), American bacteriologist


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ 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)


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