The history of the name Hancok begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from from the baptismal name for the son of John,
which was originally derived from the diminutive form Hann,
a popular English name derived from the Flemish Hann,
when translated means John.
The suffix cock
was added to the surname to indicate familiarity.
Early Origins of the Hancok family
The surname Hancok was first found in Yorkshire
where one of the first records of the name was Hanecock Birunc who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. The Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls of 1379 list: Warynus Hancok, Robert Hancok, Willelmus Hancok and Agnes Hankok as all living in Yorkshire
at that time. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Hancok family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hancok research.Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1737, 1793, 1631, 1707, 1692, 1699, 1703, 1707, 1654, 1701, 1692, 1693, 1654, 1726, 1692, 1699, 1676, 1723, 1703, 1714, 1721 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Hancok History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hancok Spelling Variations
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. Hancok has been recorded under many different variations, including Hancock, Hancox, Hancocks, Hancocke, Handcock and others.
Early Notables of the Hancok family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hancok family to Ireland
Some of the Hancok family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 96 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hancok family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hancok or a variant listed above: Edward Hancock settled in Barbados in 1654; George Hancock settled in Virginia in 1654; John Hancock settled in Virginia in 1635; Robert Hancock settled in Barbados in 1654.